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Malloy, Wyman Praise Fund To Aid Sandy Hook Responders

Gov. Dannel Malloy praised the passage of legislation to aid the first responders to the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Gov. Dannel Malloy praised the passage of legislation to aid the first responders to the Sandy Hook tragedy. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman praised the Connecticut General Assembly’s unanimous, final approval Wednesday afternoon of legislation to create a special fund to assist individuals who suffered psychological trauma as a result of their work related to the Sandy Hook school tragedy.

“I want to commend members of the General Assembly, Democrats and Republicans, for coming together to provide relief to those who have been affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School,” Malloy said. “While 82 days have passed, the anguish of that day is still raw for many. In the depth of that anguish, we in government have undertaken a critically important debate, one where complete consensus will be difficult if not impossible. But that should not stop us from doing the good and decent things that honor those who serve our communities, especially those who have done so admirably in our darkest hour.”

Malloy said he looks forward to signing the bill into law.

“This bill is another example of how Connecticut has responded to this tragedy with unity and compassion and a real desire to do whatever we can to help those directly affected on that horrible day," Wyman said. "I congratulate the leaders of both parties and their corporate partners in this effort and hope that this spirit of cooperation continues to guide us as we address the numerous and complex issues that Sandy Hook has presented.”