Story By John Murray
Waterbury Police Chief Vernon Riddick broke the news today that he will be leaving the city and taking the job of police chief in West Hartford starting on June 4th. Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary told the Observer tonight that he will name Deputy Police Chief Fred Spagnolo the acting chief when Riddick leaves.
"I'm honored to have the opportunity," Spagnolo said. "This is a job that has interested me for a long time and I am dedicated to the police department and the people of Waterbury. I'm looking forward to the challenge."