On behalf of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, and the men and women of the Connecticut State Police, I would like to thank you for your generosity after the loss of Trooper First Class Walter Greene. We cannot thank you enough for traveling to Connecticut to present the U.S. Honor Flag to TFC Green’s family.
Losing a member of our brotherhood in the line of duty is an event we all hope will never happen in our career and this loss, so close in timing to the other losses in our department, will be felt for many years to come.
Your generosity in our time of sorrow is valued more than can be expressed in this letter. The support you showed to the Connecticut State Police during this difficult time went above and beyond what we could have asked for. You exceeded any expectations we could have had and truly showed the brotherhood and bonds we share transcends departments and the private sector. Your benevolence will not be forgotten by our membership and your commitment to public safety is greatly treasured.
Having the honor of pledging and holding the esteemed United States Honor Flag is a moment I will always cherish. While we certainly find ourselves affected by news and media coverage of the Honor Flag’s journey throughout our country, seeing and holding it was a life-changing experience. The honor flag has a presence and being of its own-it exudes the journey it has seen: from honoring fallen heroes to orbiting the planet. To see and hold the honor flag is to embrace our great country’s past, present, and future, and instills a sense of pride that our country fosters the greatest heroes, in air and on land. It was a great honor that I will always remember.
Cindy Cohn is a remarkable human being! I’m so proud of her and love her dearly. She is that friend that may live across the country but would be there if she got a call; picks up where you left off last; respectful to all; just special!