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Westport Police Officers Honored For Life-Saving Actions

From left to right are: Westport Police Capt. Ryan Paulsson, Officer David Scinto, Officer Brendan Fearon, Capt. David Farrell and Officer Samuel Sabin. Scinto and Sabin received Meritorious Service honors for life-saving police work.
From left to right are: Westport Police Capt. Ryan Paulsson, Officer David Scinto, Officer Brendan Fearon, Capt. David Farrell and Officer Samuel Sabin. Scinto and Sabin received Meritorious Service honors for life-saving police work. Photo Credit: Provided

Two Westport police officers were honored last week for meritorious service by the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut.

Receiving the awards were Officers Samuel Sabin and David Scinto at the Meritorious Dinner held at the Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange on Wednesday, March 28.

Officers Sabin and Scinto were presented with awards for service above and beyond what is normally expected of law enforcement personnel in performance of their duties. They were two of eight officers recognized at the ceremony.

Sabin received the Meritorious Service Award for his quick and decisive life-saving actions taken on April 24, 2017 when he rescued an elderly man, who was unable to assist himself, from a burning house without regard for his own peril.

Scinto also received a Meritorious Service Award for his actions on Feb. 25, 2017, when he rescued a woman from the icy cold water of the Saugatuck River. Scinto located and used a nearby boat to pull the woman aboard, saving her life.

The Westport Police Department congratulated Sabin and Scinto on these distinguished awards and acknowledged the exceptional work they perform every day.

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