Branford Fire Department Deputy Chief Ronald Mullen

It is with heavy hearts that we pass along the sad news of the passing of Branford Fire Department Deputy Chief Ronald Mullen. UPDATED. Branford Deputy Chief Ronald R. Mullen died last night when he walked onto an Amtrak railroad track and was struck by an oncoming Shoreline East passenger train near Pleasant Point Road in Pine Orchard. Mullen, who was 55, served with the Branford Fire Department for nearly four decades and was considered one of the best arson investigators in the state. He gave key testimony recently at the Kathy Hardy arson-murder trial in Hartford, testimony that helped to win a conviction of Hardy’s murderer. Mullen’s father was a former fire chief in the department. Amt

Guilford Firefighters Honored As Shoreline Heroes

Captain Michael Shove Deputy Chief Robert Auger BRANFORD >> More than a dozen fire and police officials from Shoreline towns were awarded for going “above and beyond” in the line of duty, at the second annual Honoring Shoreline Heroes dinner Wednesday night. Jack Mushin of the Branford Exchange Club said they planned the event at The WoodWind to celebrate the “everyday heroes” in the area. “These first responders are master communicators, compassionate, empathic to those in need, have the right attitude, and have the respect of their peers,” said Mushin. Fire and police departments in Branford, Guilford and North Branford chose two first responders from each town department to be honored, on

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