Two Connecticut police officers killed while on duty in Bristol
Late Wednesday night, a shooting occurred in Bristol, leaving two police officers dead and one critically wounded.
According to Governor Ned Lamont, the shooting occurred on Redstone Hill Road as police were responding to a report of domestic violence.
Authorities across the country are praying for the Bristol Police Department and the families of the fallen policemen.
Chief Brian Gould of the Bristol Police Department expressed gratitude to Demonte and Hamzy for their service to the city and gave words of encouragement to the officers’ families.
Our men and women of the Bristol Police Department are privileged and honored to serve on the front lines protecting and serving the community of Bristol, and that’s what these heroes did last night.
They answered a call to duty, and they responded without hesitation – and that’s what they did every night before that, and that’s what all our officers do and will continue to do day after day.
Our community has been rocked, our police department has been rocked. And to our community, we value our partnership. We need your support. We need your thoughts, we need your prayers.
To the men and women of the Bristol Police Department: I mourn with you. Together we’ll get through this horrific event. You have, always had, and will always will have my complete support and admiration. The courage you demonstrate day in and day out to go out and protect and serve our community is remarkable.
To our fallen officers’ families – we will never forget the sacrifice your loved ones have made. We are here for you, and we will continue to be here for you.
And all of those that serve on our front lines, we thank you for the outpouring of support, and thank you for what you do on a daily basis.
Sgt. Dustin Demonte, Officer Alex Hamzy – thank you for your service, and may your souls rest in eternal peace.