WE NEED YOUR HELP!
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS!
For the third weekend in a row, our ability to provide public safety was pushed to the breaking point. There were endless fights, involving WEAPONS nonetheless, which resulted in numerous arrests. Individuals at the Trumbull Mall fought with as well as spit at/on Police Officers on scene.
Due to our critical staffing shortage, we were unable to provide public safety services by ourselves. We thank the Connecticut State Police, Bridgeport Police, Fairfield Police, Monroe Police and Stratford Police for providing assistance to the public and our officers in need.
During this time, we also received calls for service for an individual experiencing cardiac arrest and another call for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Since we are first responders and respond to most medical calls, both of these calls required two police officers. Thankfully our midnight shift was able to respond into work early to cover these extra emergency calls.
This is what happens when money and politics are prioritized over public safety. This problem will continue and it simply CANNOT be sustained. We encourage town officials to act swiftly to rectify this issue, and we encourage residents to contact their elected officials. We hope and pray that in the future no one gets seriously injured.