WESTPORT, Conn. – The Westport Police Department has extended a helping hand to its brothers in blue in Newtown, according to Westport Police Chief Dale Call.
After the deadly shootings at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday morning, the department reached out to the Newtown Police Department, Call said, offering to assist in any way needed.
“We've had many officers volunteer their time to work with that police department,” Call said in an email Monday.
The Westport officers who've volunteered, Call added, will help out as long as they are needed.
Westport is not alone in helping to provide relief to Newtown police, Call said. Officers in Norwalk and other departments in the region have also volunteered to help.
"We are just one of dozens helping out," Call said.
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