|Experience and Training
Trained for two years with the Connecticut State
Police Firearms Laboratory.
Major fields of study were; firearms identification,
serial number restoration, muzzle to garment determination,
identification, photography, photomicrography, microscopy,
and forced entry
Received additional training from the New York City
Police Dept. and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation.
Have over forty years of general firearms experience
and have been a competitive
pistol and shotgun shooter since 1966.
Worked closely with legal and technical staff at O.F.
Mossberg on product liability matters.
Have given expert testimony in the State, Federal,
and military courts in the United States,
Canada, and Australia over 450 times.
Graduated Staples High School, Westport, Conn.,
Studied Forensic Science at the University of New
from 1976 to 1981. Deans' List for all years.
Distinguished Member of the Ass'n of Firearm &
Life Member, Conn. Div. of the International Ass'n
Member, Standardization Committee, Ass'n of Firearm
& Toolmark Examiners (AFTE)
Past Chairman, Nominating Committee, AFTE
Member, Committee to Re-Examine the evidence in the
Sacco & Vanzetti Case, 1983.
N.R.A. Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection Certified
Member, International Wound Ballistics Ass'n.
Member International Ammunition Ass'n.
Member of three man committee that re-examined the
evidence in the Martin L. King Case, 1997.
A.F.T.E. "Journal", vol. 7, No.3, Dec
"Unique Pair of Harrington & Richardson Revolvers"
A.F.T.E. "Journal", vol.8, No.1, March 1976
"Comparison of Growth Rings"
"Gunstock Parts to Barrelled Action"
A.F.T.E. "Journal" vol. 8, No. 4
A.F.T.E. "Journal" vol. 20, No.2,
"Marks on Cartridge Cases Fired in Hakim Rifles"
A.F.T.E. “Journal” vol. 20, No. 2
“Raven Pistol Firing Out-of-Battery”
"Glossary", Co-author (ongoing and current)
Nat'l Mossberg Collectors Ass'n "NMCA NEWS",vol
3, issue 2
"Unusual Mossberg Rifle Sight"
A.F.T.E. "Journal", volume 25, number 3
"Volksgewehr VG1 Rifle"
A.F.T.E. "Journal", volume 28, number 3
"Another Manufactured Toolmark"
“The Winchester Collector”, vol. 24, issue
2 & 3
The Model 62B Tang Sight
Contributor to the following books
"The Radom Pistol", R.F. Berger, 1981
"Know Your Walther PP and PPK Pistols",
Blacksmith Corp., 1975
"Criminalistics and Scientific Investigation"
Cunliffe and Piazza, Prentice-Hall, 1980
"Physical Evidence and Forensic Science"
Conn. State Police Forensic Science Manual, 1984
"Sacco and Vanzetti, The Case Resolved"
Francis Russell, Harper & Row, 1986
"Forensic Science, An Introduction to Criminalistics",
Gaensslen, & Lee; McGraw Hill, 1983
"Mossberg, More Gun for the Money" Havlin
Blue Book Publications, 1995
“Famous Crimes Revisited” Henry Lee &
Jerry Labriola, Strong Books, 2000
Past President, Evening Student Council, Univ. of
Alpha Sigma Lambda honor fraternity, Univ. of New
Member, Wolcott Landowners Protective Ass'n, Wolcott,
Member, Bristol Fish & Game Club
Maintenance & Troubleshhoting Course, Remington
Model 870, F.Emhof,6-90
Twice Past President, Stratford Gun Collectors Association.
Life Member, National Rifle Association.
Vice President, New England Antique Arms Society.
November 1996 to date
Firearm & Toolmark Examiner, Bridgeport, Conn.
March 1990 to date
Self employed, New England Forensics, Cheshire, CT
June 1986 to March 1990
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., No. Haven, CT
Was Product Service Manager from June 1986 to Dec.
and supervisor of final inspection, test ranges, in-house
repairs, test firing, and proof testing, Dec. '89
July 1985 to June 1986
Firearm and Toolmark Examiner, New Haven Police Dept.,
New Haven, CT.
April 1965 to June 1985
Trooper/Detective, Connecticut State Police Dept.
August 1974 to June, 1985
Senior Firearm and Toolmark Examiner