The Hamden Arts, Recreation & Culture Department's official 2012 Holiday Ornament honors the dedicated service of the Hamden Police Department.
The ornament is shaped like a police badge and features an image of the former Hamden Police Headquarters, built in 1952 and demolished this year when the the Police Department moved into its new home. It also features a motorcycle.
In the border surrounding the drawing, there are two numbers, #3 & #36, which represent the badge numbers of two Hamden police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, Patrolman Milton L. Hodder and Patrolman Frank Donarumo.
Hamden's Department of Police Services has a nearly 90-year history of serving the public by maintaining order, controlling crime and demonstrating a general commitment to helping people.
The pewter ornaments, printed on both sides, are $10 each, and will include a brief history of the Police Department. To reserve the 2012 ornament, call the Rec. Office at 203-287-2579. All ornaments are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Also available are earlier editions, such as the 1997 Thornton Wilder House, 2002 Margaret L. Keefe School, 2003 Spring Glen School, 2007 Farmington Canal Greenway and 2008 Whitneyville Church. They will be sold at a reduced rate of $5 each while supplies last.