WASHINGTON, DC (WTNH) – The New Haven Police Department’s Honor Guard stood among the family of fallen New Haven Police Officer, Detective Andrew Faggio, as his name was added to the National Police Memorial in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. Detective Faggio’s wife Jennfier, his two sons, mother Ann and brother Peter were all at the ceremony as well as New Haven Police Chief Dean M. Esserman. Tens of thousands of police officers from across the country attended the somber ceremonies that pay tribute to the thousands of officers who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty.
46 year old Faggio died in 2012. He never recovered from a brain injury from a crash in Madison, CT in 2003 on his way to a stake-out of a bank robbery and carjacking suspect. He died as a result of his injuries in 2012.
“Detective Faggio served our city with his hard work,” said Chief Esserman. “It’s our sad duty to honor him with his commitment to honoring his oath in service to the people of New Haven”.
The New Haven Police Department’s Honor Guard – Detectives Edrick Agosto, Michael Wuchek, Bertram Ettienne, Jonathan Pleckaitis, Officers William Gargone, Steven Manware, Jonathan Young, Freddy Salmeron and Jason Santiago laid a wreath and paid tribute to each of the fallen New Haven Officers where their names were etched.
The New Haven Police Department and the Connecticut State Police have each lost twenty-one Officers or Troopers in their department’s history. The state’s total number of officers who’ve died in the line of duty is 142.
This week marks National Police Week. A time to remember those who’ve given it all in the line of duty to protect and serve others.