Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # 300
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 10/17/2006
Police Officer Dan Picagli died of injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle while directing traffic.
He was directing traffic near a construction site on Chapel Street in the Wooster Square section of the city when the accident occurred. The officer was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries 4 days later.
The driver of the vehicle that struck him was not charged.
Officer Picagli had served with the New Haven Police Department for 17 years. He was assigned to the Board of Young Adult Police Commissioners and the Police Athletic League, where he organized athletic camps for city children.
Officer Picagli is survived by his wife and three children.