- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Two Connecticut police detectives have been honored for their nearly two years of work in the murder case involving former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Garrie Dorman and Peter Dauphinais shared the Bristol Police Department’s Officer of the Year Award this week.

Dorman and Dauphinais helped identify two suspects from Bristol who were later arrested and charged in connection with the slaying of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in a Massachusetts industrial park in June 2103.

Hernandez, a Bristol native, was convicted last year and sentenced to life in prison.

The detectives were sometimes able to identify Bristol residents to Massachusetts police based on nothing more than a nickname or a tattoo description.

A second suspect is currently on trial in Lloyd’s death. A third man awaits trial.

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