An Enfield, CT man who was starting his workday at Central Oil jumped into action when he heard gun shots.
Ward Hamilton, who is a former police officer, ran to aid an injured State Trooper during Friday morning’s standoff on West St.
“When he stopped firing for a minute, I quickly sprinted across. I was able to get over to where the trooper had been injured, was shot. He was with another State Trooper,” said Hamilton.
State Trooper John Vasquez was shot in his leg and right hand as he tried to get out of his cruiser while responding to 102 West St.