The Danbury Police Department is mourning the loss of a retired Detective Lieutenant. Kevin Barry passed away on August 27th at the age of 78. He joined the force as a Special Police Officer in 1968 and retired in 1998. During that time, he was assigned as a Youth / Community Relations Officer, became Segreant in 1974 and Lt in 1977 where he helped spearhead one of the earliest Victim Advocate programs in the State. He established and commanded the department’s Community Services Division until his retirement. Barry was active in the Police Explorer program as early as 1973, is a founding member of the CT Advisory Council to the National Crime Prevention Council, and was recognized for his work in an illegal gambling investigation in 1980.