Commemorating of our Fallen Officers of the Hartford Police Department, Sergeant Morrison and Officer Anderson adorn the gravesites with memorial wreaths.
On May 22, 2015, at 5:23am a Hartford resident arrived at the lobby of the Hartford Police Department with a 3 year old male child. Hartford Police were informed by the resident, he was traveling in the area of Mather Street and Brook Street when he observed a male child standing alone near the street. Two minutes after the child's arrival a call was received by the child's family reporting their grandson had exited the rear door of their residence and could not be found. Hartford Police found the child to be unhurt and in good spirits. Police were able to confirm the child's identity and the family was reassured of his safety and well-being. The family reports to police that the child's mother went to work earlier than usual and left the child sleeping in his room. The family states when they woke to check on the child, the rear door to their residence was found open and the child missing from his room. The family states the child has knowledge of how to unlock and open doors to the residence and has done so in the past in their presence.
As a matter of standard protocol, HPD Special Investigative Division Detectives as well as the Connecticut Department of Family Services were notified of the incident. The child was released to the family. At this point, this incident does not indicate any further criminal investigation.
It has come to our attention that there has been many concerns with the facebook page City of Hartford Animal Shelter. Please note:
We care for and support the adoption of those animals in need within our animal population. Moreover, we embrace the energy, compassion and efforts of all of our ACO's. Let me be clear, we have had no "Policy Change" with our ACO's, as had been rumored.
We encourage the use of photographs in the adoption advertisements. We completely understand that obtaining and posting photographs of these animals is an incredibly powerful tool helping locate good homes. We do ask that while our ACO's are short staffed, people potentially adopting or facilitating an adoption continue to follow and respect our standard adoption process. For liability purposes, we must have an ACO present when one of our animals is adopted.
Clearly there may have been a communication breakdown that caused a misunderstanding. I encourage anyone with an issue to please feel free to contact me anytime. I hope that all those amazing volunteers involved in our adoption processes continue in these heroic efforts.
Genuine continued support, respectfully;
Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley
Hartford Police Department
Public Safety Complex
253 High Street
Hartford CT, 06103