NFL security exec named Conn. public safety chief

Connecticut Gov.-elect Dan Malloy has named a former state

trooper who is senior director of security for the National

Football League to head the state’s Department of Public


Malloy said Wednesday that former state police Maj. Reuben

Bradford will make the department ”sharp and glow.”

The 64-year-old Bradford will assume his new duties after the

Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. He has worked for the NFL for 15 years and

is responsible for ensuring games and venues across the country are


He had worked for the state police for 22 years.

Bradford lives in Glastonbury with his wife and three