WILTON, Conn. Retiring Police Commissioner Matt Mason was honored for his decade of service by Police Chief Michael Lombardo as well as by current and former commissioners.
Speaking at a special commission meeting, Lombardo praised Mason for his guidance, grounded reasoning on operational issues and out-of-the-box thinking.
Police Commission Chairman Christopher Weldon said the panel greatly appreciates Mason for the good work and guidance and extra effort brought to the commission."
The public is not aware of the demand required of commissioners, Weldon said.
Commissioner David Waters said Mason contributed knowledge, wisdom, humor and rationality during his 10-year tenure. Former Commissioner Mark Ketley added that it was an honor and a pleasure to serve nine of his 10 years on the panel with Mason.
New Commissioner Don Sauvigne, who has replaced Mason, said, It is obvious that Commissioner Mason is held in great stead. I look forward to serving as his successor.
Mason said he enjoyed serving on the Police Commission, expressing his "pleasure in working with people [he] respects and likes." He expressed his appreciation for the dedication and professional respect he was shown by fellow commissioners and other police officials.
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