In Honor of Lieutenant Nancy Thurnauerby Representative Joe Courtney
Posted on 2013-12-19
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Mr. COURTNEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Lieutenant
Nancy Thurnauer who is set to retire from the Coventry Police
Department at the end of December 2013. Affectionately known as Officer
Nancy, she has spent the last thirty-two years serving the Town of
Lieutenant Nancy Thurnauer began her career with the Coventry Police Department on September 14, 1981 as a dispatcher. She became a sworn officer in August 1985 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in February of 1998. She often worked with children, and spent a number of years teaching D.A.R.E. in the Coventry School system. Frequently praised for her compassion for others, Officer Nancy was beloved by many in Coventry. She received numerous commendations and heartfelt letters of gratitude from those she had helped.
In 2008, Lieutenant Thurnauer played a crucial role in negotiating the surrender and apprehension of an armed assailant who had just committed a murder and was holding a child, refusing to surrender. Her courage and skill earned her the Department's Police Service Cross.
I ask that my colleagues join with me in honoring the career of Lieutenant Nancy Thurnauer. I wish her the best of luck with all her future endeavors. I have no doubt that she will remain an active member of her community in Coventry.