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Officer Leonard Lamanna

On Saturday, November 18, 1961 shortly after 5:00 PM , a fire broke out at the Dora Drazen Dress Shop at 11 Leavenworth Street, located in the heart of downtown Waterbury. Patrolman Leonard LaManna, an eleven-year veteran, responded to the scene along with four other officers for traffic control. While directing traffic, Patrolman LaManna suffered a heart attack and collapsed in the street. He was rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury where he was declared dead.

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