Paul Germaine Retires with Honors After 26 Years

The longtime Berlin officer has helped make the community a better, safer place for so many.

Credit: Berlin Police Department/Berlin Citizen.
Credit: Berlin Police Department/Berlin Citizen.
The following is a press release from the Berlin Police Department.

After 26 years of working as a Berlin police officer Paul Germain has retired. He was an officer with the Berlin Police Department from February of 1987 to March of 2013.

During his two decades with the force, Germain has the distinct honor of never receiving a reprimand and his service to Berlin has been exemplary, according to the BPD.

Germain has received many awards for his dedicated service. 

In 1994 Germain was awarded the Chief’s Achievement Award for bringing a speedy recovery to a burglary investigation at St. Paul Catholic School in Kensington.

In 1998 Germain was again awarded the Chief’s Achievement Award for his persistence in a murder case, which resulted in an arrest two years after the crime.

In the year 2000, Germain saved the life of a 76-year old woman who was stuck in a burning house. For his selfless actions, he was awarded a Life Saving Award. The same year, Germain was also awarded a Department Service Award for stopping three subjects and recovered over $1,000 in stolen property.

Germain has been a champion in the area of youth. He has been a DARE instructor, as well as a mentor for new DARE instructors. He was the youth officer and for the past six years, has been the school resource officer at Berlin High School. He has volunteered extensively to help with the Upbeat program, giving up countless hours of personal time to assist the group. Germain assisted in creating the DMV Teen Safe Driving video, taught the Driver’s Ed Parent “Law” Class and volunteered to help with the Special Olympics.

Germain was a distinguished representative of the BPD while he served on the Honor Guard. He was a positive presence in the community and participated in the bike patrol during his time off as the student resource officer each summer.

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Ajax C Toce September 19, 2013 at 11:43 AM
congrats to germain for retiring and for all his hard work many many thanks and hope to see him around town going to miss him at the high school


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