Season six of the CBS show Blue Bloods, starring Tom Selleck, kicked off on Friday night on Channel 3.
Connecticut has its own real-life law enforcement family dynasty, just like the Reagan family.
Retired state police Major Louis Fusaro Jr., a lieutenant colonel in the Connecticut National Guard, is the new police chief in the town of Groton.
While his wife Heather pinned on his newest badge, his father Chief Louis Fusaro Sr. of Norwich, proudly looked on capturing the moment.
"As many of you know this line of work is somewhat of a family business for the Fusaro's. In fact I grew up with it. Having a father who's been a police officer longer than I've been alive,” Fusaro Jr. said.
The Fusaro law enforcement dynasty nearly mirrors the Reagan family of police officers on Blue Bloods.
Tom Selleck plays Frank Reagan, the ex-marine Vietnam veteran turned New York police commissioner, the same military background as his father.
"I do relate to that when I think about it. This is one of those things, I have two boys. Jane and I have two boys. As they were growing up we never really pushed them towards law enforcement,” Fusaro Sr. said.
Chief Fusaro Jr. of Groton started early in his law enforcement career.
His father even shared some Halloween photos where Fusaro Jr. was a police officer.
"As a child it was something I kind of envisioned only because it was so close to home. I think I said to you before when I played cops and robbers I was adamantly opposed to being a robber. I always had to be the good guy,” Fusaro Jr. said.
"He's a goal orientated guy. He's always set goals and worked for them. That was a goal of his. He worked for it,” Fusaro Sr. said.
Like the Reagan family, the Fusaros are a close knit family, always putting community and family first.
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