Joseph Gaudett Jr. heads a second family

Deputy Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr., a married father of two, is now in charge of a second family: the Bridgeport Police Department. Full Story
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Mauna loa

Glendale, AZ

#1 Oct 15, 2008
Is it just me,(Gaudett was born in Bridgeport, and attended St. Augustine's School. He now resides with his family in Newtown). Newtown? that is like no where near Bridgeport. You would think they would require (them_officers) to live in the city. I'm not talking about the lower east side or anything;however, there is nice places of Bridgeport Right? Not sure I get it. All City employees should be required to live in the city, they collect their check from Tax(I think-from the citizens of Bridgeport Right?. I could be wrong about this).
GOTHICLADY

AOL

#2 Oct 15, 2008
"He is a tremendous police officer and he will help keep us safe. His family has nearly a century of policework," Finch. His grandfather, father and sister were officers.

The mayor called Gaudett "a bright star, a professional, a policeman's policeman. We're getting a great leader," Finch added.

Friend of a friend, political friends????
Conrad

Peekskill, NY

#5 Oct 15, 2008
Joe Gaudette is a good choice. I'm sure he'll do a professional job.

CONGRATULATIONS CHIEF GAUDETTE!
Bpt3

Bristol, CT

#6 Oct 15, 2008
what happen to kerwin, once again the post is wrong, i have been a cop for 12 years and i dont even know who this guy is, where has he been hiding
Cheryl in Bpt

AOL

#7 Oct 15, 2008
Hope he can unite the dept and put an end to hostilities within the dept. Good Luck Chief Gaudett.
Next door

United States

#8 Oct 15, 2008
another SUV going 20miles one way every day. Jeeze when will it ever end
Hiding

United States

#9 Oct 15, 2008
[QUOTE who5338="Bpt3"]what happen to kerwin, once again the post is wrong, i have been a cop for 12 years and i dont even know who this guy is, where has he been hiding[/QUOTE]

Under the chiefs desk
Ace Goodheart

Windsor, CT

#11 Oct 15, 2008
Congratulations Chief Guadett
Retired

United States

#12 Oct 15, 2008
When Gaudett was on the street he couldn't catch a two headed man! The Bridgeport PD neds a Chief that's a Cop's Cop. They don't need another political yes man. Joe Walsh where are you?
Bpt2

Bristol, CT

#13 Oct 15, 2008
Good point, when we he be moving into Bpt?
Next door wrote:
another SUV going 20miles one way every day. Jeeze when will it ever end
Disgruntled Taxpayer

United States

#14 Oct 15, 2008
I believe Police and Fire Dept members do not have to live in the City according to their contracts as it is upheld by State law. However ,I believe the Police and Fire Chiefs in their contracts, which are seperate from the rank and file, do have to live in the City. Did the last two Fire Chiefs live in the City ?
bpt cop

United States

#15 Oct 15, 2008
I think he will be a good and fair chief, good luck to you.
Natalie - Joanies friend

Redwood City, CA

#16 Oct 15, 2008
Congratulations Joe!!!!! Your dad is shining down on you for sure!!!!!!
Way to go!!
yup

Milford, CT

#17 Oct 15, 2008
Mauna loa wrote:
Is it just me,(Gaudett was born in Bridgeport, and attended St. Augustine's School. He now resides with his family in Newtown). Newtown? that is like no where near Bridgeport. You would think they would require (them_officers) to live in the city. I'm not talking about the lower east side or anything;however, there is nice places of Bridgeport Right? Not sure I get it. All City employees should be required to live in the city, they collect their check from Tax(I think-from the citizens of Bridgeport Right?. I could be wrong about this).
what business is it of yours. do you live in the city? if you don't mind your business. The mayor is only going to pick a minority or a woman when the time comes to put another chief in anyway
Great Day in BPT

Durham, CT

#19 Oct 15, 2008
Chief Gaudet was a great choice. No negative past with the Officers or in his personal life that I am aware of.
Good luck Chief!! We look forward to some postitive changes in the months to come. The Officers are counting on you.
Yeahright

AOL

#20 Oct 15, 2008
Chief....Reinstate the Traffic Division.......Tell Deputy Chiefs they do not get any overtime....Cancel the layoffs....
Yeahright

AOL

#21 Oct 15, 2008
Break up the N E T and do it the right way.........
Conrad

Peekskill, NY

#22 Oct 15, 2008
Odd wrote:
IS this our new chief's wife?
Oxford Police Cpl. James Burr has had three restraining orders filed against him by two women and has been suspended from duty and had his guns taken away twice. Two state troopers who supervise him say they think he's dangerous and fear he will hurt them or someone else. But it took a court appearance Monday by a former girlfriend to ensure Burr would not be returning to work or carrying any firearm for six months. "I feel my safety is in jeopardy and I feel scared of him," Burr's former girlfriend, Diane Gaudet, said Monday to Judge Deborah Frankel in Danbury Superior Court. Frankel agreed to extend the restraining order Gaudet filed on Nov. 18 for another six months, during which time Burr, 44, of Prospect, cannot work as a police officer. Oxford First Selectman August Palmer III was going to allow Burr to return to work, over objections from Resident State Troopers Pat Carozza and John Butkevicius, who supervise Burr. They repeatedly warned Palmer and state police supervisors that Burr was unstable, possibly abusing drugs, and potentially violent, and asked for an investigation, according to state police reports about Burr's behavior. Resident state troopers supervise local officers in towns where there is no independent police department, but they don't have hiring and firing capabilities. Palmer, who by town charter is also the town's police chief, took no action against Burr, and the state police administration declined to conduct an internal affairs investigation, despite the fact that Burr had made threatening statements to his ex-girlfriend and the troopers, records show. Palmer would say only that it was a personnel matter and "a personality problem" between Burr and the state troopers.Public Safety Commissioner Leonard C. Boyle said that state police were taking the matter seriously but they cannot hire, fire or discipline a local officer. "We don't have as much ability to address it [when it is a local officer], but that doesn't mean we ignore it," Boyle said.Victims' advocates say the case is an example of how police are often slow to react in domestic abuse cases when one of their own is involved, and that more training is needed."Domestic violence should be seen as any other crime," said Lisa Holden, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Monday's hearing came one week after State Trooper Victor Diaz fatally shot his former girlfriend, Newington Police Officer Ciara McDermott, and then killed himself.Burr, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has been a local police officer for 19 years. Besides his service weapon, he owns many firearms that have been confiscated as part of the restraining orders..........
One is Diane Gaudet and the other is Diane Gaudett. Is everyone with a similar name the same person? NO. You really seem to hate the Gaudett family to come up with this. Have you been saving it just in case?
rjk

AOL

#23 Oct 15, 2008
They don't have to live in the city, but I think they should. They would care a little bit more about what goes on in Bpt. if they did. As for cars, most should not have them especially if they don't live in the city. There are way too many cars taken home as an added benefit, plus the big salary. Why don't they give them so much per mile if they come back to work after hours if needed, using their own personal cars. That would save alot of money and gas, wear and tear, etc.
Prospect

Bristol, CT

#24 Oct 15, 2008
Yes this is one in the same, good point.
Odd wrote:
IS this our new chief's wife?
Oxford Police Cpl. James Burr has had three restraining orders filed against him by two women and has been suspended from duty and had his guns taken away twice. Two state troopers who supervise him say they think he's dangerous and fear he will hurt them or someone else. But it took a court appearance Monday by a former girlfriend to ensure Burr would not be returning to work or carrying any firearm for six months. "I feel my safety is in jeopardy and I feel scared of him," Burr's former girlfriend, Diane Gaudet, said Monday to Judge Deborah Frankel in Danbury Superior Court. Frankel agreed to extend the restraining order Gaudet filed on Nov. 18 for another six months, during which time Burr, 44, of Prospect, cannot work as a police officer. Oxford First Selectman August Palmer III was going to allow Burr to return to work, over objections from Resident State Troopers Pat Carozza and John Butkevicius, who supervise Burr. They repeatedly warned Palmer and state police supervisors that Burr was unstable, possibly abusing drugs, and potentially violent, and asked for an investigation, according to state police reports about Burr's behavior. Resident state troopers supervise local officers in towns where there is no independent police department, but they don't have hiring and firing capabilities. Palmer, who by town charter is also the town's police chief, took no action against Burr, and the state police administration declined to conduct an internal affairs investigation, despite the fact that Burr had made threatening statements to his ex-girlfriend and the troopers, records show. Palmer would say only that it was a personnel matter and "a personality problem" between Burr and the state troopers.Public Safety Commissioner Leonard C. Boyle said that state police were taking the matter seriously but they cannot hire, fire or discipline a local officer. "We don't have as much ability to address it [when it is a local officer], but that doesn't mean we ignore it," Boyle said.Victims' advocates say the case is an example of how police are often slow to react in domestic abuse cases when one of their own is involved, and that more training is needed."Domestic violence should be seen as any other crime," said Lisa Holden, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Monday's hearing came one week after State Trooper Victor Diaz fatally shot his former girlfriend, Newington Police Officer Ciara McDermott, and then killed himself.Burr, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has been a local police officer for 19 years. Besides his service weapon, he owns many firearms that have been confiscated as part of the restraining orders..........

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