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Saturday, April 02, 2016

Dale Call: ‘Beacon of Light’

To the Editor:

(Westport resident Annie Fasanella marked the retirement of Police Chief Dale Call after 35 years in verse:)

What paths you chose and did not yield,
For your quest to be best in your field.
To Westport’s police force, you dedicated your life,
Always focused and calm, despite any strife.

As a 1980s Staples grad,
You were brilliant and a lanky lad.
With your perseverance and your demeanor,
And years of hard work in graduate school,
You became a 21st century leader and a flawless jewel.

You “walk the talk” of “protect and serve,”
For the past 35 years.
I give thanks to you, with deep gratitude,
And “3 cheers!”

You’ve been a beacon of light-
Keeping Westport safe, both day and night,
In all kinds of weather,
Have made our town today, so much better.

It is my personal belief,
You’ve been the No. 1 top cop,
As our Westport police chief.

You’re the Police Department’s
And Town of Westport’s,
True north star,
With your compassionate, endless support
To those near and those far,
From the small to the tall.

I salute you, Chief Dale Call,
One of Westport’s finest ‘hometown boy.’
May all your days ahead
Be filled with endless joy.

Annie Fasanella
Westport (resident 19 years)

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