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Retired State Trooper Paul Protzenko Killed In Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 10, 2011

Hartford Courant    July 10, 2011

A retired state trooper died Saturday in Afghanistan while working for a military contractor.

Trooper First Class Paul Protzenko, who retired in 2009, was killed in action, said a state police sergeant who used to be his supervisor.

“I don’t think you could find anyone in the state police who would say anything bad about him,” said Sgt. Lauren Rondinone of the Troop W barracks, where Protzenko used to work

Protzenko was in the Army before he spent some 20 years working for the state police, he said.

“He was a gentleman, a guy who dedicated his life to the service of his country and service to his state.”

Protzenko was employed by Military Professional Resources Inc., a firm that does extensive training and security work for the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army, among many other clients.

Some of his duties with the military contractor involved training Afghanistan national police members in crime-scene work.

Please see the original at The Hartford Courant
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