Induction Ceremony 2017

Heroic Women:

Honoring those who Protect & Serve


Event Details

24th Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration
Thursday, November 9, 2017    6:00-9:00 P.M.
Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT

Contact Sarah Smith Lubarsky for sponsorship information: or (203)392-9010

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2017 Inductees

Captain Kristen Griest

First female infantry officer in the U.S. Army and one of the first two women ever to graduate from Army Ranger School

Major Regina Rush-Kittle

Military and law enforcement trailblazer and highest-ranking African American woman ever to serve in the Connecticut State Police

Colonel Ruth A. Lucas

First African American woman to attain the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and an advocate for improved educational opportunities for service personnel (1920-2013)


2017 Heroic Women Honorees


Madelon V. Baranoski, PhD
Professor, Law & Psychiatry Division; Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

The Honorable Juliett L. Crawford
Superior Court Judge; Trial Practice Instructor, Yale Law School

Deirdre M. Daly
51st U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut

Supervisory Special Agent Jane Domboski
Chief Division Council, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dr. Laurie Harkness
Founder and Past Director, Errera Community Care Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Chief Karen M. Krasicky
Chief of Police, Plymouth Police Department

Commander Erica Mohr
U.S. Coast Guard, Retired; Women Leading Change Advisor, The Sasamani Foundation

Chief Ellen Murray
Fire Chief, Naugatuck Fire Department

Meg Sautter
Retired Police Officer, Newington Police Department

Charlee Tufts
Retired Executive Director, Greenwich Emergency Medical Services


Event Sponsors

(as of 6/16/17)

Platinum Lead Sponsor:




Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:





Bronze Sponsors:

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield


The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company

Hoffman Audi of East Hartford & New London

Okay Industries

Southern Connecticut State University