Middletown

From The Corporate World To Police Officer Of The Year

From The Corporate World To Police Officer Of The Year

Mark Catania was never quite sure he made the right choice to leave the corporate world and become a police officer. And then soon after becoming a Middletown police officer, he held a lifeless baby in his arms.

“I got to the call,” he recalled of his third week into the Middletown beat in 1994, “the mother handed me a lifeless child and I did CPR on the baby and brought him back to life. That really set me in the right direction knowing I made the right decision.”

Catania is now a 22-year veteran and lieutenant in the Glastonbury Police Department in charge of the 36 officers in the patrol division. The Exchange Club recently selected him as their annual “Police Officer Of...

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