Bristol officers named ‘Police of the Year’ for work in Hernandez case

PD Release_2016 Police of the Year

Bristol police detectives Garrie Dorman and Peter Dauphinais were both named Police of the Year for the Bristol Police Department for their combined work in the Aaron Hernandez investigation.
Dorman and Dauphinais were honored during a ceremony held at Nuchie’s Restaurant on Monday where family, city officials, and fellow officers were in attendance. During the ceremony, Police Explorer of the Year Francis Flood IV and Matthew Faggaini also were honored. Flood and Faggaini received an award for their exceptional service to the explorer program.
According to a press release from the Bristol Police Department, Dorman and Dauphinais took the lead in helping the North Attleboro Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) identify possible accomplices of Odin Lloyd’s murder.
On June 17, 2013, Lloyd was murdered in an industrial park in North Attleboro, Mass. When North Attleboro police and MSP identified NFL football star and Bristol native Aaron Hernandez as a suspect, the release said, they reached out to the Bristol Police Department for assistance. Within hours of the first phone call, Dorman and Dauphinais helped identify two suspects who were later arrested and charged in connection with the murder, the release said.
For nearly two years, Dorman and Dauphinais dedicated themselves to the investigation, spending hours to conduct interviews and surveillance as well as typing and issuing multiple search warrants, the release said. They coordinated efforts between various law enforcement agencies in Connecticut with those in Massachusetts, the release said.
Dorman and Dauphinais were recognized for their combined knowledge of the various Bristol residents involved in the case and the relationships between them, which they did with great sacrifice, the release said.