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Security camera plan discussed in Simsbury following insurance executive's murder

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A main thoroughfare in Simsbury could see a significant security upgrade in the coming weeks.

Officials are looking at a plan as they mark a year since the murder of insurance executive Melissa Millan.

The proposal includes installing 90 cameras along Iron Horse Boulevard, the route Millan had been running on before she was killed, according to police.

The one mile stretch of road sees dozens of walkers and joggers each day.

"This is where people come and Simsbury expresses itself," said Don Massey of Simsbury. "This is where the community's heart really lies."

Massey, a longtime Simsbury resident who is leading the effort, said two cameras would be installed on the 45 streetlights that line the road.

He said he was troubled by the murder of Millan, a mother of two who was found stabbed to death in Nov. 2014.

"I was shocked, saddened and over time became a little infuriated that it happened here and that gave way to the commitment that it should never happen again," Massey said.

The plan went before the Board of Selectmen on Monday. Officials told Eyewitness News that it was well-received.

The town would have to buy the lights from Eversource.

"It's good for law enforcement," Massey said. "It's good for people to feel comfortable to come here, and it serves as a pretty powerful deterrent for someone who might have nefarious intentions."

Massey said the cameras could be installed during the early part of next year. He said they're prepared to raise funds to buy, install and maintain the cameras.

"We don't see that as an impossible figure for the town of Simsbury, especially since we pride ourselves on being safe," he said.

The cameras would be purchased from Reed Hill and Associates, a security systems company based in Simsbury.

Police continue to look into Millan's murder. A suspect has yet to be found.

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