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Two First Responders Honored by Veterans

Milford's Fire Chief John Touhey and Police Officer Robert Tusino were honored by Milford Post 1544 VFW for their work as a First Responder in the community.





Two of Milford's First Responders were honored by the local Post 1544 VFW for their "outstanding" work in the community and in protecting and serving the residents of Milford.

Milford's Fire Chief John Touhey and Police Officer Robert Tusino were honored by the Post 1544 VFW's first annual First Responders recognition ceremony.

Milford's VFW Commander Stephen Petak said that the idea of the ceremony came about when he attended a VFW meeting in Natick about a year ago where they were honoring their local first responders. "I thought that it was a nice thing to do to honor the first responders," he said. "The first responders in this country outnumber our military, and they are just as important. The police and fire departments are there for the citizens all of the time."

According to Petak, the two men were nominated for the award through their respective departments, and the VFW decided to have the ceremony at the Senior Center so the public could be in attendance. "The first responders are very important to the people of Milford," he said.

Petak presented the awards to Touhey and Tusino during the morning ceremony in the Milford Room of the Milford Senior Center. "They are outstanding in what they do. They may say 'I didn't do anything special,' but how many people do you know who wear a gun to work every day or go into a burning building to save someone's life?" he said.

Chief Touhey, who will be retiring in May after serving on the fire department for 35 years, thanked the VFW and the residents of Milford. "It has been a privilege to serve this community," he said.

Officer Tusino, who in his tenure with the department has saved the lives of seven adults and two children, both of whom were choking, was also honored for his service. "It's every kids dream to be a police officer in their home town. We are very lucky here in Milford and I am happy to be a part of this community," he said.

Petak said that the Milford Post 1544 VFW plans to make the First Responders Recognition ceremony an annual event.








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