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Norwalk Sends Police To Newtown For Relief Duty

The Norwalk Police Department is sending some officers to Newtown to help the police force there with shift relief following Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The Norwalk Police Department is sending some officers to Newtown to help the police force there with shift relief following Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch

NORWALK, Conn. – At least two Norwalk police officers were scheduled to be sent to Newtown on Monday to help the Newtown Police Department with shift relief following the school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday.

According to Norwalk Police Sgt. David O’Connor, up to as many as four Norwalk officers could be dispatched to Newtown if needed.

Newtown police have been working around the clock since Friday morning’s shooting, so Norwalk and other police departments in the region are sending officers to Newtown to assist with patrols and other functions to allow Newtown officers to take time off.

The assignment was scheduled for Monday, and whether officers from Norwalk and other towns are needed for additional days was not disclosed.