Riding with the Westport, CT, Marine Patrol
July 12, 2011
An article in the Westport News by Paul Schott details the daily routine and duties of marine police officers in Westport, Connecticut.
Here’s an excerpt:
As the holiday weekend approached last Friday, a balmy midday sun enveloped Compo Beach. Scores of beachgoers basked in the rays on the shore, while dozens of children frolicked in the water.
A few hundred yards away at the Ned Dimes Marina, Westport Police Officers Bob Myer and Kevin Smith were decidedly less leisurely.
“Hit the spotlight. OK, now hit the starboard light,” Myer said, standing at the dock. To his left, Smith stood inside the cabin of Maine One, a 27-foot Boston Whaler vessel, testing its control console.