STAMFORD - The Stamford Police Department is mourning the loss of a veteran officer.

Sgt. Terri Vitti passed away this week after battling cancer. The Stamford Police Association says Vitti was a mentor and set an example for many officers in the department.

The group says she served with the department for more than 28 years. Vitti's husband is a member of the department as well.

A wake will be held Friday for Vitti at the Knapp Funeral Home in Greenwich. A funeral will be held Saturday at St. Leo Church in Stamford.