Fellow officers, family, friends and town officials were on hand
Wednesday afternoon to officially welcome three relatively new
members of the Canton Police Department and acknowledge the advancement of
The officers honored include Sgt. Jonathan Saucier and officers Adam Gompper, Jonathan (JT) Lederman and Martin Miller.
Christopher Arciero spoke of strengths each had, including Gompper and Lederman’s
experience as dispatchers and their ties to Canton, Saucier’s family background
in policing and his proven work in Canton and Miller’s 22 years with the
Hartford Police Department.
“I’m impressed with the uniqueness of
each of them,” Arciero said. “I think the entire Canton community is going to
be well served by these officers.”
Gompper has been in Canton since July 2012, worked for the University of Connecticut Health Center and spent six years as a dispatcher in Bloomfield. He also has family legacy in law enforcement. Read more about him in this earlier Patch story.
Lederman has served several years as a member of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department, a Canton dispatcher and has always wanted to be an officer. He was hired in April and recently completed academy training. He was featured this week in Patch.
Saucier has been
with the department since July of 2012 and has associate’s and bachelor’s
degrees in criminal justice. He was promoted this month to assume the rank left open by Sgt. Matt Keepin, who recently accepted a job in Farmington.
“I’m just excited to start a new chapter,” Saucier said.
Miller has been
on the Canton job for about 10 days. In more than 20 years in Hartford he
served on patrol, the vice unit and was served several years as a sergeant,
“He’s going to serve this department and the entire community very well,” Arceiro said.
Miller said his biggest adjustment has been learning the layout of Canton. He joked that one of the starkest comparisons to Hartford is that people wave back with all five fingers.
“It’s definitely a very different environment to do police work in,” he said.
Miller added that he truly did meet a lot of great people in Hartford, loved
the work and is happy to continue,
“Now it offers me
an opportunity to continue what I’ve been doing in a new place,” he said.
See more photos of the ceremony on the Town of Canton Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CantonCT