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    Wednesday, November 30, 2022

    Two Waterford police officers promoted

    Sgt. Michael Firmin gets his badge pinned on by his son Clint, 7, during a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the Waterford Police Department. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)

    Waterford — The town honored two of its police officers Thursday with promotions.

    Chief Marc Balestracci gave promotions to Sgt. David Ferland, to the rank of lieutenant, and Officer Michael Firmin, to the rank of sergeant, during a ceremony at the police department.

    "The future of our agency is bright," Balestracci said. "Lt. Ferland and Sgt. Firmin, you are being promoted for the hard work you have done, but also for the belief that you can do more."

    Lt. David Ferland gets his badge pinned on by his wife, Beth, and their daughter Rachel, 10, during a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the Waterford Police Department. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Sarah Firmin and her son, Grant, 5, watch as Lt. Michael Firmin speaks after receiving a promotion Thursday, May 26, 2022, during a ceremony at the Waterford Police Department. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Town Clerk David Campo, left, issues the oath of office to Lt. David Ferland during a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the Waterford Police Department. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Town Clerk David Campo, left, administers the oath of office to Sgt. Michael Firmin during a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the Waterford Police Department. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Two Waterford police officers share a laugh Thursday, May 26, 2022, during a ceremony at the Waterford Police Department. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Waterford police Chief Marc Balestracci speaks during a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the Waterford Police Department. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    First Selectman Robert J. Brule speaks Thursday, May 26, 2022, during a promotions ceremony for two officers at the Waterford Police Department. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Lt. David Ferland speaks after receiving a promotion Thursday, May 26, 2022, during a ceremony at the Waterford Police Department. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
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