REC/MSS/069:188. Blesso (James F.) Papers
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James F. Blesso was born in Hartford on April 17, 1927. James joined the Hartford Police Department in 1951 and rose to the rank of captain. At the end of his career with the Hartford Police Department he managed the Communications Division. James retired from the police department in 1976 and began working for the Connecticut Justice Commission as a grants administrator. James in 1979 became the Director of the newly established Office of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications. A priority of the office was the development and implementation of "Enhanced 911" (E-911) service throughout the State of Connecticut. He was active in regional and national professional organizations such as the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO). James died on February 18, 2010. The papers consist of documents related to planning and fielding the statewide 911 emergency telephone system and related professional papers.