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I’ve Written A Children’s Book & It’s Published !

Posted on May 20, 2021

  By Jacqueline Bennett   ‘I’ve written a children’s book and I published it on Amazon, “The Dog No One Wanted – From Ordinary to Extraordinary”. Many, many thanks to my niece Debbie Landeck who handled the publishing and her son Nathan ( my great nephew) who helped.   I am absolutely thrilled to say my 15-year-old great, great niece, Sofia Landeck, did the illustrations. She is a talented young artist and did a beautiful job. Her dream is to work for Disney Studios in California,   “The Dog No One Wanted” is the true story of Officer Steven Vesco, now retired from the Windsor, Connecticut Police Department and his K-9 partner Jag. Through their devotion to each other and protecting the community…

Saying Good-Bye To K-9 Iko

Posted on May 24, 2017

Story by Jacqueline Bennett ¬†Photos courtesy of Ofr. Steven Vesco   Don’t Grieve for Me I served you well. I loved you more than you could ever tell. I am now an angel in blue. I laid my life on the line for you. I wore my badge with honor everyday to keep citizens safe and out of harm’s way. So when you see a badge worn with pride, remember their comrades and friends that have died. – author unknown     Officer Steven Vesco was joined Monday morning, May 22, by fellow first responders in Windsor, Connecticut to say good-bye to retired police K-9 Iko. It was just a few months ago that Vesco was optimistic about Iko’s prognosis for recovery following…

Windsor Connecticut Police K-9 Team Wins First Place in Team Division at USPCA Competition

Posted on June 29, 2012

by: Jacqueline Bennett Officer Steve Vesco and his K-9 partner, Iko, brought a 1st place trophy and medallion home to the Windsor, Connecticut police department. ¬†The K-9 team won the award at the 2012 United States Police Canine Association Region #4 K9 Field Trials. “He did well,” Vesco said of Iko during a June 27 interview at the Public Safety Complex in Windsor. Iko is a 4-year-old solid black, male, German Shephard. The USPCA event was held June 23-24 in Middleton, Massachusetts. With temperatures in the 90s on day one, some of the canines could not handle the heat and four teams dropped out, leaving a field of 26 competing teams. Day two weather conditions were also tough, morning rain gave way to…