WATERBURY, CT- 06 MAY 2008- 050608JT12-
Long-time Waterbury Police Detective and Waterbury Police Union President Paul Ariola talks to former union vice president Jeff Taylor during Ariola's surprise retirement party at the Villa Rosa in Waterbury on Tuesday. Paul Ariola worked in the police department for almost 30 years, and as union president for eight years. Ariola is one of about a dozen experienced officers who are the last to retired with the benefits of the old contract.
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