Honoring Those Who Protect & Serve
Thanks to all who helped make our 24th Annual Induction Ceremony a success!
Scroll through the gallery of event photos below, taken by Allegra Anderson Photography.
Captain Kristen Griest
First female infantry officer in the U.S. Army and one of the first two women ever to graduate from Army Ranger School
Major Regina Rush-Kittle
Military and law enforcement trailblazer and highest-ranking African American woman ever to serve in the Connecticut State Police
Colonel Ruth A. Lucas
First African American woman to attain the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and an advocate for improved educational opportunities for service personnel (1920-2013)
2017 Heroic Women Honorees
Madelon V. Baranoski, PhD
Professor, Law & Psychiatry Division; Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Bronze Star Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, an innovator in programming for persons with mental illness involved in the criminal justice system.
The Honorable Juliett L. Crawford
Superior Court Judge; Trial Practice Instructor, Yale Law School
Connecticut Superior Court Judge, trial practice instructor at Yale Law School, and Army Veteran, often recognized for her excellence in service.
Deirdre M. Daly
51st U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut
Federal prosecutor and first woman to be presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed as U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.
Former Chief Division Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Former Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI, recipient of the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award for her contributions in dismantling a botnet of 2.3 million compromised computers illegally controlled by subjects in Russia.
Dr. Laurie Harkness
Founder and Past Director, Errera Community Care Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Nationally recognized expert in the field of Veteran care, author, lecturer, and consultant on mental health care and homelessness.
Chief Karen M. Krasicky
Chief of Police, Plymouth Police Department
First female Chief of Police of the Plymouth Police Department, and third female chief of police in the State of Connecticut.
Commander Erica Mohr
U.S. Coast Guard, Retired; Women Leading Change Advisor, The Sasamani Foundation
Retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander and co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, with a record of empowering women and girls both at home and abroad.
Chief Ellen Murray
Fire Chief, Naugatuck Fire Department
First female career firefighter in the state of Connecticut, decorated career member of the fire service with more than 35 years of experience.
Retired Police Officer, Newington Police Department
First female police officer in the Newington Police Department, with 20 years of experience on the force, co-founder of Newington Community Emergency Response Team.
Former Executive Director, Greenwich Emergency Medical Services
Former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, with 30 years of experience improving Emergency Medical Service in Connecticut, now consulting nationwide.
2017 Founding President's Award Recipient
(as of 10/23/17)
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