The New Milford Police Department will be participating in the ‘No Shave November’ cause to raise awareness about cancer. The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose. Money the officers typically spend on shaving and grooming is donated to educate about cancer prevention and aid those fighting the battle.
New Milford Police say they are coming together in support of former Officer Edward Delisle and all those affected by cancer.
Delisle passed away October 24th at the age of 69. Delisle was hired as a police officer in Ridgefield in 1969. He was very involved in the Ridgefield Patrolmen's Benevolent Association and was a past president of the police union. He completed 25 years with the department and retired as a Sergeant. In 1995, Delisle was hired as a full-time police officer with the New Milford Police Department. He was frequently recognized by M.A.D.D. for his efforts in apprehending D.W.I. violators. He also received "Medal of Bravery" award after saving a civilian from a flaming car wreck.
His family asked that donations be made in his memory to the Brain Metastasis Research Fund, at the Yale Cancer Center.