The Bethel Police Department is thanking several police departments from surrounding towns for helping out in the past week. Bethel thanked the Danbury, Brookfield, Newtown, Ridgefield, Redding and Norwalk Police Departments during what they called a difficult week for all. Recently retired Bethel Lt. Kevin Kennedy was laid to rest on Saturday. Bethel Police said they are very lucky to have such a great extended blue family. Officers from the surrounding towns came in to help with various tasks as Bethel officers grieved.