He may be the highest-ranked Trooper in the State of Connecticut, but he has not forgotten that his top priority is to protect the public.
Colonel Stavros Mellekas was on his way to State Police headquarters Wednesday morning when he witnessed a naked man in the median on Interstate 84 in Southington. The man was clearly in distress and creating a potentially hazardous situation.
Colonel Mellekas was the first Trooper on the scene and helped to rescue the man before any further incidents transpired on the highway. The man was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.