Update #10 ·

Big News Regarding Our Campaign

We have big news to report.  We need your help!

Call Chief of Police Michael Kehoe Today!!!

In an effort to appease supporters of first Responder Thomas Bean, the Newtown Police Department has decided NOT to fire Officer Bean. While this sounds like a victory, in reality Officer Bean’s fight for long-term disability is far from over. In fact it may have become worse.

Whether or not Officer Bean was fired is irrelevant to the larger issue: Officer Bean still will NOT receive any long-term benefits.

Please Call Chief of Police Michael Kehoe at 203-270-4255 to demand that he recognize PTSD and pay long-term disability for Officer Bean and others

According to various reports the town of Newtown has a contractual obligation to pay 50 percent of Officer Bean’s salary for the remaining 12 years of his career; however, the town only took out a two-year insurance policy making it abundantly clear that they do not plan on paying Officer Bean’s disability past the two year deadline.  Officer Bean is more than a year into this two-year term making it more important than ever that the policy be changed.

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Had Officer Bean been diagnosed with a physical injury rather than PTSD, his disability would be paid for the remainder of his career. The move by the Chief of Police is meant to hide the real truth -- they are refusing to recognize PTSD for what it is and denying care for those suffering from this very real disease.  

Today, we need your help more than ever!  

Please take a moment and call Chief of Police Michael Kehoe. Tell him you stand with Officer Bean and ask that he reverse his decision by covering Officer Bean’s long-term disability.  

Call Chief of Police Michael Kehoe at (203)270-4255 *Please note this is a NON-Emergency Number.

Share your call experience with us by posting to the campaign wall.

Thank you for your continued support!

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