Darien Police Department

Promotions for Three Announced by Darien Police Department

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Three Darien police officers are being promoted in rank, Police Chief Donald Anderson announced Monday:

Field Services Sgt. Alison Hudyma to the rank of lieutenant
Youth Detective James Palmieri to the rank of sergeant
Training Lt. Robert Shreders to captain

“Please join me in congratulating our officers who are receiving these well-deserved promotions,” Anderson said in a news release. “History has shown, time and time again, that achieving promotion in our agency is always the result of a highly competitive process among many quality candidates.” The promotions take effect Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Darien Police Station

Several Darien Police Officers Commended for Exemplary Acts

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Four Darien police officers have been commended by the Police Commission for their actions in two recent incidents — one involving a female who appeared to be intent on hurting herself; the other, a man found unconscious in a swimming pool. Commendations went to Officers Edwin Vigil, Greg Benedetto, Kevan Taggart and Sgt. Alison Hudyma. The following descriptions of their actions came from a police spokesman and from the minutes of the Sept. 19 meeting of the Darien Police Commission:

The first incident (unrelated to the second), took place on Aug.