Pilot Program Pairs Willimantic Police with ECSU Interns

WILLIMANTIC — Ryan Kelly was on a ride-along with the Willimantic Police Department when he noticed a man on the sidewalk who appeared to be nodding off.  “I told the officer I was with… we doubled back,” he said. After discovering that the man had overdosed, they called an ambulance and he was revived with narcan. Kelly said it was one of the prouder moments of his internship.  Kelly is one of two recent graduates from Eastern Connecticut State University who participated in a pilot program that places undergraduate social work students in internships with the local police department. The