On the morning of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Monroe police sent both canine units to the scene to assist and its officers helped to secure the crime scenes at the school and the home of Nancy Lanza, the mother of the shooter. The Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service also provided an ambulance.
While Sandy Hook firefighters mourned the loss of 20 children and six adults the next day, Stevenson volunteer firefighters covered shifts at their firehouse.
A strong sense of brotherhood among the men and women in emergency services always compels agencies in the region to help each other in their time of need.
When an Easton firefighter lost his life during Hurricane Sandy, firefighters from Monroe, Trumbull and Danbury covered the town's calls on the weekend of the funeral, and Trumbull police officers also responded to calls that day.
Monroe officers continue to help in Newtown, assisting on patrols and with security at funerals and the schools. In Monroe, officers have been providing security at Chalk Hill, which will house Sandy Hook Elementary School after the holidays.