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New Canaan Police Department Promotes Two

Lt. Jason Ferraro (photo: New Canaan Police Department))
Lt. Jason Ferraro (photo: New Canaan Police Department))
New Canaan police issued this news release Saturday about the promotion of Sgt. Jason Ferraro to lieutenant and Officer Kevin Casey to sergeant:

The New Canaan Police Department has made two promotions effective February 8, 2014.

Sgt. [Jason] Ferraro was promoted to lieutenant.

Lt. [Jason] Ferraro has served with the department for 15 1/2 years, filling many roles – patrol officer, field training officer, bicycle patrol officer, dispatcher, and patrol sergeant.  He has been a member of the Department’s Special Response Team since 2000. He was appointed the team leader in 2007.  During his career he has received 30 letters of appreciation and/or commendations for exceptional performance of his duties.

Lieutenant Ferraro has an undergraduate degree in Human Relations and a Master’s Degree of Professional Studies in Elementary Education and Special Education.  Prior to serving with the Department, Lieutenant Ferraro was a Special Education teacher. He and his wife, Darleen, live in New Canaan and have four children.

Officer [Kevin] Casey was promoted to sergeant.

Sgt. [Kevin] Casey has served with the department for 20 years, acting in many roles – patrol officer, dispatcher, acting sergeant, department photographer and Crime scene video technician. Sergeant Casey is also a Co-Chairman of the Fairfield county hazmat communications response team which responds to major incidents throughout the county and provides communication solutions for other responding agencies.

Sergeant Casey is a former New York City Correction Officer assigned to Rikers Island where he received commendations for Bravery and Leadership. During his career he has received 8 letters of appreciation and/or commendations as well as 9 Department medals for exceptional performance of his duties. Specifically, Sergeant Casey received the Department’s Exceptional Duty Medal, MADD award, NCVAC lifesaving award, 5 medical service awards for CPR and in 2006 Sergeant Casey received the American Red Cross Hero award for saving the life of his father-in-law, New Canaan resident, John Sandstrom.

Sergeant Casey resides in Ridgefield with his wife Rosemary and their 4 children. Sergeant Casey and his wife are expecting their fifth child this summer.

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