On Wednesday at Greenwich’s public safety complex on Bruce Place the Greenwich Republican Town Committee (RTC) sprung for a visit from the Joey B’s food truck in a gesture of gratitude to first responders following Tropical Storm Isaias.
“The RTC wanted to show our Police, Fire and other security and safety personnel how much we value and appreciate their hard work,” explained RTC chair Dan Quigley in an email. “This was especially true in light of the recent rushed passage of the Police Accountability Bill by Connecticut Democrats, and the immense amount of work these departments did in the aftermath of the recent storm to help ensure the safety of our residents. It’s easy to take our Police, Fire, Tree Removal and Fleet crews for granted. They are out there, working hard for our community every day. We wanted them to know that they have our support.”
Among the first responders at the food truck were Republican candidates Ryan Fazio, Joe Kelly, Harry Arora and Kimberly Fiorello.
“Greenwich Police have always had the back of every member of this community,” said Fazio after the event. Fazio is running for State Senator in the 36th district. “Now, we at the RTC want to show the Greenwich Police Dept that our community has their back at a tough time for police in Connecticut.”
“This was a great event where our men and women in police shared their stories and their ideas,” said Harry Arora who is running for re-election for State Rep in the 151st district. “Greenwich Police set a great example of how policing can be done right.”
“It doesn’t get better than being able to share burgers, hot dogs and fries with the people who make us safe, save us and clean things up. Some even had chicken, but none of these people are,” joked Joe Kelly, who is running for State Rep in the 150th district.
Kimberly Fiorello, who is running for State Rep in the 149th district said it was a nice opportunity to thank first responders in person.
“It was great to speak with and get to know so many of our police men and women on a personal level,” she said. “Each of these town departments does so much for our community.”
“Our men and women who serve us each day do so without fanfare,” said Fred Camillo in an email Thursday morning. “They are just dedicated to the Town, their departments, colleagues, and missions. This small gesture meant a lot to them and will hopefully serve as a reminder of what they mean to our community.”
Aug 16, 2020