Blues Brothers For Blue Courage

Gene O’Neill, retired city police sergeant, and Lisa Miro, director of Business Outreach for the city, are raising dough to support a city police memorial. Check this out from Geno:

Bridgeport Police Memorial & Bridgeport Animal Shelter

The City of Bridgeport, retired Police Commissioner Gene O’Neill and Lisa Miro, Director of Business Outreach for the City of Bridgeport, are pleased to present “City Sounds” featuring Blues Patrol, a Blues Brothers tribute band. Get ready for a fabulous evening at the one and only “Klein Memorial.”

Local 1159 is proud to announce plans for a Police Memorial dedicated to members of the Bridgeport Police Department that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The memorial is slated to be built across from Bridgeport Police Headquarters at 300 Congress St. in Bridgeport. Mayor Finch is a strong supporter of such a memorial and we have his full cooperation to see that this memorial gets completed.

The City of Bridgeport maintains the largest no-kill animal shelter in the State of CT. The shelter requires a substantial amount of food, medical attention, and facilities to house the homeless pets that are saved each year.

State Representative Brenda Kupchick (R-132) introduced legislation this session of the Connecticut General Assembly which would require that the State Board of Education in consultation with animal welfare groups develop a curriculum of humane education.

Bridgeport’s Chief Animal Control officer Jimmy Gonzalez testified in favor of such legislation. Gonzalez, an active proponent of animal-care education, feels strongly about educating children at a young age about proper humane treatment of animals.

As a valued member of our community, we are writing to ask you to join our leadership team by becoming a sponsor to help us attain our goals.

The event will take place at the Klein Memorial, 910 Fairfield Ave., on Friday, June 24th, 2011. Doors will open at 7PM. Sponsors will be listed in the program, receive complimentary tickets to the show for them and their guests, and enjoy a VIP cocktail party with appetizers in the Green Room at the Klein Memorial.


Lisa Miro

Gene O’Neill

Checks should be made payable to “B.R.B.F.”

Tickets available for $25.00 plus $3 convenience fee at the following locations:

Fairfield Theatre Company 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield

Bridgeport Police Department 300 Congress Street, Bridgeport

City Hall Annex 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport

Any donations please send to Lisa Miro at City Hall Annex address.

For more info and tickets



  1. If you’re making $80,000 annually you should be on 24-hour call. Geno has multiple city pensions and probably is making more than her. It’s a good cause but if you lay down with dogs you still get fleeced.

  2. *** Let’s raise money for a new PD building with parking for staff & visitors, no? And maybe the BFD should be included together in a memorial for both, no? Could save money & time in the future by joining forces, no? ***


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