Every year, the
Connecticut Associate of Women Police (CAWP) gives out 4 awards (Officer of
the Year, Valor, Excellence in Performance, and Leadership). They solicit
nominations in each category from every police agency in CT, including State
and Federal law enforcement. This year CAWP received approximately 200
nominations for the awards.
Detective Kerry Dalling was selected to receive the Excellence in
Performance award for her efforts in solving a sexual assault case. After a
lengthy investigation Detective Dalling was able to identify the suspect,
who was later arrested and charged with multiple criminal violations
including : Sexual Assault 1st, Burglary 1st, Robbery 1st, Unlawful
Restraint 1st and Criminal Attempt to Commit Felony Murder.
The award was presented
at a dinner hosted by CAWP. 24 people from the Fairfield Police Department
attended the awards dinner to see Detective Dalling receive her award,
including the Commissioner Peterson, Commissioner Hersch, Chief Peck, Capt. MacNamara, Lt. Gombos,
and several sergeants,
detectives and patrolmen (even her mom went).