OK, folks, this story apparently has taken on a life of its own. No sooner had David Hardy stated that the Connecticut story was a hoax and I had written several apologies, Tyler Jackson posted his article, as promised at ezinearticles.com, just as he said he would.
Thus, I did a second update on my article at Examiner.
Jackson did a phone interview with the Chair of the Connecticut Peace Officers' Association, who confirmed the open letter containing 250 signatures.
So, I take it all back. The story is true, according to Jackson.
Of course, who knows if there will be more info as time progresses that will necessitate a retraction. We shall see.