A former Connecticut State Trooper was laid to rest yesterday. 55-year old Thomas Corres of Brookfield died January 16th. He served 22 years with Troop A in Southbury, where he received a Life Savings Award in 2008. He was the Redding Resident State Trooper and ended his career in 2011 as the evening shift desk Trooper. In 1980 Corres competed and placed in the National Men's Gymnastics, and later he became a coach for various gymnastic clubs. He was coaching and teaching gymnastics locally in Brookfield prior to his death. The avid cyclist was a member of St Rose of Lima Church in Newtown.