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Thursday, February 19, 2009


This was originally posted in July , 2008. The Courant is reporting that Deputy Chief Dan Nolan was terminated from the Hartford Fire Department on Wednesday.

Deputy Chief Dan Nolan, seated, center

"More than two months after Hartford Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Nolan was placed on paid administrative leave amid accusations that he offered leniency to Hartford Fire Department recruits in exchange for charitable contributions, his status remains in limbo." Hartford Courant Article, 7/2/08,0,4971831.story

This is the height of hypocrisy, the City suspends an employee for trying to teach future city employees a sense of community by getting them involved in charitable events and public service. No accusations of Nolan benefiting from the actions, no accusations of pay-offs, just maybe using a tactic that others didn't approve of.
Yet we have a Mayor under Grand Jury investigation, accusations of dirty deals to line the Mayor's, certain Council Members and other city Hall employees pockets, dirty deals for crooked politicians and payoffs for parking lots, dumpster deals and alleged contract steering on school building projects.

Where is the same standard being applied? Shouldn't we also be calling for Perez to be placed on suspension until his investigation is conducted.If the facts are truly as they are laid out here, Dan Nolan should be commended for his actions. In a society where it is all about "me first" Nolan's actions should be encouraged to teach young persons what leadership is about and a sense of community pride.
It will be very interesting when the real cause for this action eventually comes out. Most likely someone politically connected whose toes Nolan stepped on.


Anonymous said...

My heart aches for Danny, for this city, for this state and for this country. The news is bad, it's as if there is no good in this country any longer. And yet wonderful, caring and compassionate individuals such as Dan Nolan are tossed aside because he's a good guy, from a long tradition of honor and integrity. Dan, I've prayed for you daily, thought of you daily. So sad that the good are taken out and those that should be in jail are backed by supporters. Lies, Lies, Lies - point a finger at someone and there's three pointing back at you.
Anonymous complaints? They don't have the guts to use their names. I'd love to see the real report findings and who actually interviewed who.
We'll see


Thanks for the comment, one thing I've learned over the years is everyone has their day. Although I don't know all the facts yet, if this is an underhanded deal, it will come to light and people will face the consequences. Three years ago , very few people were looking at what Perez was doing, those of us that began exposing his activities faced a lot of heat, but his actions are finally coming to light and more people are stepping forward daily to do the right thing for our city. Yhis firing will be exposed for what it really is

Anonymous said...

I'm very curious to see this one played out. Eddy's going down, so he's taking some down with him THAT DON'T DESERVE IT, especially Dan.
If Eddy's under investigation, why ISN'T HE on administrative leave - like they did to Danny. Two different standards - typical politics.

still waiitng said...

Shameful.Recruits given multiple chances and the rest can't even get one. We were not "qualified". I was looking forward to Dan instruct in the hopeful 3rd class. Good luck Dan..cheers

Anonymous said...

This is a disgrace to the City and to Mr.Nolan.We as an organisation stand fully behind Dan Nolan.
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