Residents Share Stories of Gratitude during Thank a Cop Event at Joey B’s

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A little boy was a little shy to say hello to Officers Hayes Sgaglio and Danny Paladino at Thank a Cop day at Joey B’s in Cos Cob. Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Inside a Greenwich Police car, Jacob Cronin got to borrow Lt. Kraig Gray’s hat. Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Thank a Cop Day at Joey B’s restaurant in Cos Cob kicked off bright and early on Tuesday. Throughout the day Greenwich residents stopped by to sign the Thank a Cop banner and chat with Greenwich Police. Many shared their stories of moments when first responders made a difference in their lives.

Also, a steady stream of Greenwich Police and first responders from the Fire Dept, GEMS and Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol stopped by throughout the day.

Thank a Cop Day was the brainchild of Domenick Delfino, who owns the popular eatery at the intersection of River Rd and Putnam Ave.  “This is not a political statement,” he said. “It’s about giving and getting respect. I teach my kids respect. The event is simply a chance to say thank you for a job well done.”

Delfino said that longtime Cos Cob resident Frank Chimblo stopped by to say thank you to police. “His wife just suffered a heart attack and he came in to say that if it not for the EMTs and police getting her to the hospital quickly, his wife wouldn’t have made it.”

Delfino said another person stopped by to say thank you for helping a neighbor who fell last night.

“Every time we can communicate in a positive way that shows us doing our job, it goes a long way,” said Greenwich Police Chief Heavey.

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Luna Kodde and Officer Asphalt at Thank a Cop Day, Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Greenwich Police Dept Chief Jim Heavey with Officer Asphalt outside Joey B’s in Cos Cob during Thank a Cop Day, Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Tyler Young of Greenwich, had a chance to meet Greenwich Police canine Kato and Officer Scorca at Thank a Cop Day, Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Officer Scaglio shakes hands with John Kilgallen at Thank a Cop Day, Sept. 27, 2016 Credit Leslie Yager

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Greenwich Police Chief James Heavey flanked by State Rep Fred Camillo (District 151) and his opponent Dita Bhargava at Thank a Cop Day, Sept. 27, 2016 Credit Leslie Yager

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Kerrin Coyle and John Ferris Robben at Thank a Cop Day, Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Mike Tedesco, Officer Keith Hirsch, Sgt John Thorme, Officer Hayes Sgaglio, Domenick Delfino and Officer Danny Paladino. Sept. 27, 2016

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Marge Robben gives officer Asphalt a big hug during Thank a Cop Day, Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Patty Doyle’s puppy in training to be a service dog was a big admirer of Greenwich Police Dept’s canine Kato. Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Domenick Delfino and Vincent Graziano of Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home during Thank a Cop Day, Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Domenick Delfino, Luna Kodde and Officer Asphalt, at Thank a Cop Day at Joey B’s, Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Officer Hayes Sgaglio gets a high-five during Thank a Cop Day, Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Officer Keith Hirsch with Officer Asphalt at Thank a Cop Day, Sept. 27, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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