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Greenwich Officer Honored For Making Streets Safer For Motorists

AAA Public Affairs Manager Fran Mayko, left, presents, Lt. John Brown, center, and Sgt. John Slusarz with a Gold Award. Officer Loria could not attend the lunch.
AAA Public Affairs Manager Fran Mayko, left, presents, Lt. John Brown, center, and Sgt. John Slusarz with a Gold Award. Officer Loria could not attend the lunch. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. — AAA Northeast has recognized Officer Vincent Loria as a Traffic Safety Hero and the Greenwich Police Department for its numerous Traffic Safety programs that keep Greenwich residents safe year-round.

At AAA’s recent 7th annual Community Traffic Safety Awards lunch, AAA commended Officer Loria for his traffic safety efforts and commitment to safety to Greenwich motorists.

Police Chief James Heavey, who nominated Loria, wrote the officer’s dedication, has kept “the streets of Greenwich safer due to the effort of Officer Loria and he should be recognized for those efforts.”

In 2015, Officer Loria made 719 motor vehicle stops, issued 669 infractions and conducted several searches for contraband, which led to narcotic seizures and several arrests in town, Chief Heavey wrote in the nomination form. “In addition to his enforcement efforts, Officer Loria is the department’s liaison officer with other enforcement units within the region. He also is a police instructor and an accomplished police motor officer.”

At the annual event, AAA Northeast also honored the Greenwich Police Department with a Gold Award for the department’s outstanding traffic safety programs that include a Citizens’ Police Academy; a middle school physics and crash education program; and a AAA Driver Improvement program aimed at senior drivers.

In addition, the Town of Greenwich has a Traffic Safety Committee composed of representatives from Police, Fire, Education, Public Works, and Emergency Medical Services, who meet regularly to tackle important traffic safety issues. This is the seventh year AAA Northeast recognized the Department with a Gold Award.

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