COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICER ASSIGNED TO BEECHER ROAD SCHOOL
Part of Tightened Security at School
WOODBRIDGE, CT - The Woodridge Police Department has assigned Officer Vincent Lynch to the position of full-time Community Officer at Beecher Road School (BRS). This action comes with the cooperation of town officials First Selectman Edward Sheehy, Police Chief Gene Marcucci, the Woodbridge Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Gaeton “Guy” Stella. The appointment of Officer Lynch went into effect immediately following the paralyzing incidents at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month.
A member of the Woodbridge Police Department for 12 years, Officer Lynch has been a trained and certified DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) instructor at Beecher Road School for the past three years. In that capacity he has worked closely with sixth graders. What became apparent over the three years is that Officer Lynch engaged the whole school community including students, staff, administrators and parents. His contagious smile, love for the children, and expertise in community building, bring great value to BRS.
A veteran of the first Gulf War, Officer Lynch served as a paratrooper in the US Army. Hamden native, and father of 9-year-old twins, Officer Lynch loves sports and coaches student baseball and basketball teams.
When asked about his new assignment as full-time community officer at the school he had this to say: “It’s a great experience for me to work with the children, staff, and parents of BRS. I really like interacting with and helping children on a daily basis.”
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Woodbridge Police Officer, Vincent Lynch, has been assigned to Beecher Road School as a full-time Community Officer.