Q: How old are you?

A: I'm 80.

Q: Where were you born?

A: Bridgeport

Q: How many years have you lived in Darien?

A: 45

Q: Are you married?

A: I was married for 30 years. My wife has passed away.

Q: Any children?

A: I have 2 sons and a daughter. I also have two grandsons and a great grand daughter!

Q:Are you retired?

A: Yes

Q: What did you want to be when you were young? What did you end up doing?

A: I always wanted to be a mounted police officer. I ended up a police officer in Darien for 24 years and then I was an officer for the Tokeneke patrol for 21 years. I loved being a police officer.

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Q: Is there a moment from your youth that had a special impact on your life?

A: I really loved growing up with my family. I had the greatest parents and a wonderful brother. They are and were very dear to me.

Q: What are your main hobbies or interests?

A: I have two. I am a huge John Wayne fan. I collect everything about him -- pictures and memorabilia. My other hobby is playing the trumpet. Growing up, I loved Harry James.

Q: What is your greatest guilty pleasure?

A: I actually don't have anything I'm guilty of.

Q: What achievement in life are you most proud of?

A: I am most proud of making my parents proud -- especially my Dad. My brother and I were both in the service during the Korean Conflict. I was in the Air Force for four years.

Q: Do you have any regrets in life?

A: Not one. I am retired and enjoying life.