New Sergeants Christopher D. Ferace and James C. Veiga, both 10-year members of the force, were honored at ceremony held at police headquarters and attended by fellow officers, town officials and their families.
...Among other ranking officers, Ferace thanked the deputy Chief Warren Mocek for "taking me under his wing."
"I'm a by-product of my environment here," Ferace
After thanking his
wife Nancy, Ferace
said that the promotion makes all the time and effort put into the job "a little more worth it." Ferace is a St. Bernard graduate who obtained a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.He
is a 1993 graduate of the state police academy and a state certified police instructor in firearms and use-of-force. He has served as an instructor for use-of-force issues for the Law Enforcement Council of Eastern Connecticut and as an investigator with the statewide narcotics task force.He
is also a volunteer for the Special Olympics law enforcement torch run and accompanying fundraisers.Ferace is now assigned as a patrol supervisor on the midnight shift.