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Retired Police Detective Sergeant Adam Fernand passed away unexpectedly on December 1st at Yale New Haven Hospital, following a brief illness.  He had liver and kidney disease.  He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Valerie Sforza Fernand, and his children, Ava, 15, and Kyle, 14.


Adam's distinguished career as a Danbury Police Officer lasted 29 years, as he rose from the ranks of rookie officer at age 21 to Detective Sergeant, retiring in July of 2014. During his tenure on the police force, he was Team Leader of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, as well as part of the Tactical Narcotics Team. He was the recipient of numerous awards and citations as he served the city.


A funeral mass will held Saturday, December 5th, 10 AM, at St. Edwards the Confessor, 21 Brush Hill, New Fairfield.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fernand Family Fund, at https://pages.giveforward.com/medical/page-hml3wc3/


Police spokesman Lt. Christian Carroccio said in a statement that Fernand was a dedicated Police Officer, friend and mentor to the men and women of the Danbury Police Department.  Carroccio continued by saying that Fernand's dedication to the department was only superseded by his devotion to his family. 


"He will be sadly missed, but will always be in our hearts."

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