William Howard Best (May 11, 1924 - August 20, 2006)

Best was Windsor's first black police officer and a community activist, as stated by the <a href="http://www.ctfreedomtrail.org/resource-library/site-of-the-month?month=2011-4">Connecticut Freedom Trail</a>. He served the Windsor Police Department for 18 years until a job injury forced him to retire.  A lifelong Windsor resident, Best's family has owned property in Windsor since the 1870s, when his great-grandparents, James and Charlotte Thompson, bought land in Hayden Station.

( Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism / February 14, 2013 )

Best was Windsor's first black police officer and a community activist, as stated by the Connecticut Freedom Trail. He served the Windsor Police Department for 18 years until a job injury forced him to retire. A lifelong Windsor resident, Best's family has owned property in Windsor since the 1870s, when his great-grandparents, James and Charlotte Thompson, bought land in Hayden Station.

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