Tag Archives: Sam Luciano

It’s National Police Week!

Carol Luciano Swan sends along a reminder: This is National Police Week.

Normally, “06880” stays away from such stories. Every week honors something.

But our police deserve a shout-out. Whether defusing a hatchet-wielding domestic dispute (which happened Monday on Richmondville Avenue) or making Art About Town safe for everyone (which they’ll do tonight), Westport’s finest are truly “the finest.”

So to all who protect and serve — and all who have done so in the past (including Carol’s dad, former chief Sam Luciano): thank you.

This is your week. But we’re grateful for you the same way you’re there for us.

24/7/365

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Part of the monument outside police headquarters on Jesup Road.

Chris Swan’s Grand Old (And New) Flag

On Monday, Chris Swan noticed the American flag flying over Luciano Park was in tatters.

The Staples Class of 1967 graduate went to Westport Hardware to buy a replacement.

Chris is a US Air Force veteran. His father was also a vet.

So was his father-in-law: Sam Luciano.

Yes, the same man — and beloved former Westport chief of police, who died far too young — whose name graces that Saugatuck park.

What a fine way for Chris to honor every Westport veteran.

We can’t all buy American flags today. But we can keep the service of all our veterans in our hearts, all day long.

Chris Swan holds the tattered American flag. Its replacement flies proudly over Luciano Park.

Chris Swan holds the tattered American flag. Its replacement flies proudly over Luciano Park.