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Police officer, firefighter help finish ramp for Groton woman

Groton — Thanks to a group effort and goodwill, town resident Jean Porter now has a finished ramp to her home.

Groton Town police Patrol Officer Sean O'Brien worked on putting the last of the screws in the boards Tuesday while Poquonnock Bridge Fire Department firefighter Jason Cioci worked on the railing of the ramp to the entrance of Porter's home.

Porter, a senior citizen in town, had hired a person to build her a ramp a year ago and the job was started but never completed. The Groton Town police and the Senior Center knew of the issue and that it was becoming more difficult for her to come and go from her home.

O'Brien decided with the help of Cioci and with supplies from Home Depot, they would finish the ramp. They even got a little assistance from Jaxon Paddon, 6, who is from down the street and wanted to help.

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