Hon. Clifton Thompson who was actively serving the citizens of the State of Connecticut as a Worker's Compensation Commissioner passed away on Friday, May 18th, 2004. At the time of his death, Commissioner Thompson was hearing cases in the Second and Sixth Districts. Commissioner Thompson will be remembered by me as a true gentleman. Although a recent appointee and newcomer to worker's compensation law, Commissioner Thompson dove right in and effectively handled cases in a fair and compassionate manner. I will truly miss him. Our firm's sympathies go out to his wife and family.