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Waterford Police Mourn The Loss Of One Of Their Own

Detective Lieutenant Thomas Viens Jr. was the first plainclothes detective in Waterford Police Department.

Courtesy WPD
Courtesy WPD
A Press Release From Waterford Police Department

The Waterford Police Department regrets to announce the death of retired Detective Lieutenant Thomas Viens Jr. 

Detective Lieutenant Viens served thirteen years with the Waterford Police Department, and had a twenty year career with the New London County States Attorneys Office as an Inspector. He was also an FBI National Academy graduate. 

Detective Lieutenant Viens was hired by the Waterford Police Department in 1964, and was eventually promoted to the rank of Detective, the first plainclothes Detective in WPD history. He was later promoted to Detective Sergeant, and eventually promoted to Detective Lieutenant.

Det. Lieut. Viens was an active participant in the New London County Detectives Association. He is survived by his son Thomas Viens the third, a Patrol Officer in the Waterford Police Department, and his son AJ Viens, an Officer with the Boise City Police Department in Idaho. His sons and loving wife Ann was with him as he passed. 

Funeral arrangements have not been determined at this time.
nascarblue January 19, 2014 at 07:26 AM
God Bless
Daniella Ruiz January 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Great Guy, he did so much for so many in the area! Condolences for the entire family, immediate and the police force.

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