DARIEN — Proud family members, friends, fellow officers and community members gathered at the Darien Community Association on Monday night to see the promotion of five Darien police officers.

Detectives Saverio “Sam” Boccuzzi and Andrew Mastroianni were promoted to the rank of sergeant. The Department also promoted Robert Shreders and Thomas “TJ” Whyte to lieutenants. Lieutenant Raymond Osborne was promoted to become a Captain, as well as head of the Field Services Bureau. Their promotions were all announced last month by the Darien Police Department.

First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and J. Paul Johnson, chairman of the Darien Police Commission, addressed the crowd before the ceremony.

“This is always the best part of the job,” said Johnson, who noted how unusual it was to have promotions at one time.

“It’s good for the morale of the department,” he said of the officers’ advancing.

The officers were sworn in by different members of the Darien Police Commission. Darien police chief Duane Lovello swore in the new Capt. Osborne, while commission member Kim Huffard swore in Lts. Shreders and Whyte. Commission member Thomas Joyce swore in Sgts. Mastroianni and Boccuzzi. After reciting an oath, each officer had their new shield pinned on their uniform by a friend or member of their family.

Lovello closed at the ceremony with remarks on the excellency of his department.

“We’ve all got each others’ backs,” he said. “This is an outstanding testament of that. This is a remarkable department of talent and experience and it gives me peace of mind.”

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