A turkey has been pardoned by Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton ahead of Thanksgiving next week. During Stew Leonard's 40th annual Turkey Brigade event, Dot the Turkey was presented with a medal and will be headed to Meriden. Members of the Danbury police and fire departments helped give out the turkeys to charities, businesses, churches and senior homes. This event collects and donates over 2500 turkeys to more than 100 organizations and facilities throughout the Connecticut, New York and New Jersey area. The goal is to provide Thanksgiving Day meals for families in need.