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Heroes should be honored, not fired and ignored!

The people of our town are outraged at the callous behavior of Town Officials.

A police officer diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings faces possible termination because he has been unable to return to work.

Officer Thomas Bean, a 12-year department veteran, is 100 percent permanently disabled as a result of what he saw at the school on Dec. 14, according to his doctor. In June, he had received a letter from Police Chief Michael Kehoe to "discuss the issue of whether termination of your employment is necessary due to the medical disability."

 First Selectman Pat Llodra is reportedly standing in the way of any agreement. Union officials said Thursday they expect Bean to be fired because the town doesn't want to pick up the cost of paying half of his salary until he is eligible to retire, even though that's what they say is mandated by the union contract. He would be eligible to retire in 13 years.

Please sign this petition asking Newtown Officials to support an Officer who dedicated his life to protecting the citizens of our town. He needs and deserves support, not to be dismissed during this terrible time. Sandy Hook is still grieving, we will never forget the victims and the heroes who helped in that horrific tragedy. The healing process is unique to each individual and Officer Thomas Bean needs our support.

Letter to
Town Officials of Newtown, CT. First Selectman Pat Llodra and Police Chief Michael Kehoe
Do not fire Sandy Hook First Responder, Officer Thomas Bean