Congressman Jim Himes stopped by the Easton Police Department on Monday, April 13 to drop off food and give thanks to Easton’s first responders. Chief Richard Doyle (who was recently promoted to the rank of chief on Monday, April 6) discussed all the ways that Easton’s first responders and community members have gone above and beyond to make sure that this town gets through the COVID-19 crisis together. Doyle even mentioned the balloon creations that adorned the library green during his swearing in ceremony and on the corner of Bibbins Road throughout this stay-at-home order.

Many of the department’s police officers were out responding to downed power lines and trees due to the high wind and rain when Himes arrived on site. Easton First Selectman Dave Bindelglass noted that “our first responders have to answer the calls of potentially infected patients, take care of them, and then field other calls or duties like downed trees on a day like today. They are just amazing.”

First Selectman Bindelglass and Congressman Himes discuss local coronavirus efforts.

Bindelglass shared his appreciation for the congressman’s visit during this unprecedented time, and Himes acknowledged the incredible risk and work of first responders followed by his sincere thanks before heading out into the torrential downpour.

To learn more about Coronavirus relief and other government actions for Connecticut residents, you can visit Congressman Himes FAQs online.

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