"No Shave November" gives the New Milford Police Department a chance to honor one of their own.

It's a month-long journey where participants choose not to shave or groom to raise cancer awareness. On October 24, 2017, the New Milford PD lost one of their own to cancer, Officer Edward E. Delisle.

Fellow officers have made the decision to put their razors away for the month of November and use the money they would spend on shaving gear to help fund the Connecticut Cancer Foundation(CCF) whose goal is to reduce the burden of cancer for Connecticut cancer patients and their families both financially and emotionally.

New Milford Police Department FB Page....
New Milford Police Department FB Page....

Ed DeLisle was an exemplary police officer. According to the NMPD FB page, DeLisle was hired in 1969 as a police officer in Ridgefield where he spent 25 years on the force and retired as a Sergeant. In 1995, Ed joined the New Milford PD full-time. His accolades were many.

During his time in Ridgefield, Ed was a four-time recipient of the Ridgefield's Patrolmen Benevolent Association P.B.A's 'Police Officer of the Year Award. He was also given a 'Meritorious Service Award' and a 'Medal of Bravery Award from the NMPD.

If you would like to contribute to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation in memory of Officer Edward DeLisle Jr., click on this link.

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