East Hartford, CT—The Town of East Hartford and the East Hartford Police Department welcomed four new police officers today at a ceremony held outside the East Hartford Public Safety Complex.
Officers Mario Proano, Jenna Kinghorn, Adrian Gajor, and Daniel Lallier were administered the Oath of Office by East Hartford Town Clerk Robert Pasek, overseen by Mayor Marcia Leclerc, East Hartford Police Chief Scott Sansom and members of the Department’s Command Staff.
“The Town of East Hartford and the East Hartford Police Department are extremely fortunate to welcome these officers to our community,” said Mayor Marcia Leclerc. “I am confident they will uphold the East Hartford Police Department’s high ethical standards and will serve our community with pride and integrity.”
“Our citizens deserve the best of the best in their police department, and that’s exactly what we’re striving for,” Chief Sansom said. “To have such great candidates select East Hartford says a lot about our agency and our community,” he explained. “Upon graduation, we look forward to having them join our Patrol Division, and anticipate these new East Hartford officers enjoying long careers here.”
Officer Mario Proano, 27, was raised locally after his parents emigrated from Colombia. He is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice from Manchester Community College. Officer Jenna Kinghorn, 26, is a life-long area resident, and she’s served for the last four years as an EMT for Ambulance Service of Manchester. Officer Adrian Gajor, 27, has lived most of his life in the greater-Hartford area. He is also a professional hockey player in Poland, and he has left that profession for a career in law enforcement with EHPD. Officer Daniel Lallier, 40, is life-long area resident, and coaches area youth athletics.
The new officers will begin academy training this Friday, followed by field training in the spring.