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Bridgeport Police Chief Helps State Marshal Apprehend His Suspect

Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett
Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett proved he can still walk the beat as he came to the aid of a state marshal in putting handcuffs on a suspect.

As Gaudett was walking down Main Street on Thursday, returning from the Greater Bridgeport NAACP luncheon celebrating the 50th anniversary of the federal Voting Rights Act, he found State Marshal Ron Kadar making an arrest.

“I was trying to get the handcuffs on him and he wasn’t cooperating and I was looking around for someone to help me and who should come over but Police Chief Joseph Gaudett,” said Kadar, according to reports. “I didn’t even have to say anything, the chief just stepped up and helped me take the guy into custody.”

The suspect, who was wanted on an arrest warrant on charges of failing to fulfill family support obligations, was taken into custody, said Kevin Coughlin, Bridgeport's public safety spokesman.

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