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MPD Officer Moorehead and CSP Trooper Meninno Honored With Meritorious Service Award

Moorehead and Meninno rushed to the aid of Boston Marathon bombing victims. CSP award states "(They) displayed a high degree of alertness and superior judgment during a terrorist incident." Wow! We are all so proud!

Karen Moorehead, long time Montville Police officer and former beloved School Resource Officer was honored by the Connecticut State Police today with the Medal for Meritorious Service for her quick and selfless action when she and CSP Trooper First Class Jeffrey Meninno rushed to the aid of 10 victims of the Boston Marathon bombing last April.

Here is the narrative from today’s award ceremony honoring Officer Moorehead and Trooper Meninno:

On April 15, 2013, at approximately 2:49 p.m., two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the designated finish line for the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 others. While off-duty and near the finish line on Boylston Street, Trooper Meninno and Officer Moorehead rushed to render aid to several injured subjects.

After first communicating with – and gaining clearance from – Boston Police officials, Trooper Meninno and Officer Moorehead rendered assistance to ten severely injured individuals amidst a dangerous and chaotic scene. They provided aid for shrapnel wounds, facilitated the maintenance of airways, treated subjects for shock, and continuously worked to stabilize a multitude of victims. Trooper Meninno and Officer Moorehead further coordinated with available resources to ensure that those injured parties received the medical assistance and care needed.

Trooper Meninno and Officer Moorehead displayed a high degree of alertness and superior judgment during a terrorist incident. Their actions earned each of them the Medal for Meritorious Service.

Commissioner Reuben F. Bradford and State Police Colonel Danny R. Stebbins presented the awards.

The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to those who render service with a high degree of alertness, perseverance and superior judgment in the performance of a difficult task resulting in the protection of life, recovery of property, the prevention of – or solving of – a major crime or the apprehension of an armed or dangerous person.

Congratulations Officer Moorehead and Trooper Meninno. And thank you for keeping us safe and for your selfless acts of bravery!
Anita Japp December 12, 2013 at 07:29 PM
I am not at all surprised, Officer Moorehead impressed me while she was working at MHS, this just increased my admiration for a truly amazing officer. Congratulations to her and to Trooper Meninno. I'm glad you guys are the "good guys" in my town! :)
REVMAN December 13, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Congratulations Officer Moorehead and Trooper Menninno.

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