FARMINGTON – Bridgette L. Dellarma was selected as the Farmington Police Department employee of the quarter for the summer. In September, she received information about “gang activity” that was supposed to occur at the Farmington Fair.

The citation said that her intelligence gathering and the Farmington Police Department’s investigation into the information prevented a potential dangerous event from occurring. All rumored participants were interviewed and suspected major “players” were banned from the fairgrounds.

Police Chief Robert E. Caton III said, “The purported ‘gang activity’ is a form of domestic terrorism that, like international terrorism, is prevented by officers in our communities communicating with the public. The public are the eyes and ears of law enforcement that, together, can prevent criminal acts and solve crimes that do occur.”

He said, “Your trusted work with the public precipitated you receiving this key information that allowed the Farmington Police Department to maintain a feeling of safety for people in Farmington.

“Once again, I want to congratulate you as the Employee of the Quarter for the Summer of 2006.”

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