Officer of the Quarter: April-July 2019

OFFICER OF THE QUARTER | APRIL-JULY 2019:

OFFICER MICHAEL ZERELLA

On July 1, 2019, the Lieutenants and Sergeants of the Patrol Division met and after careful deliberation, unanimously nominated Officer Michael Zerella as Officer of the Quarter for the period of April 15, 2019 through July 14, 2019.

Among the many traits they identified was his professionalism, reliability, work ethic, initiative, investigative skills and judgment. His specific accomplishments during this period include arrests in the following cases: a burglary involving an 83-year-old victim, a spree of bank fraud cases, and a narcotics dealer. He also played a key role in the arrest of a bank robbery suspect.

Officer Zerella set the bar high for this award. His motivation, work ethic and skill set are an example for others to follow and reflect a great credit upon himself, our profession and the Fairfield Police Department.