Sergeant Dario Scott Aponte

Sergeant Dario Scott Aponte

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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Dario Scott Aponte

Sergeant Scott Aponte was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a domestic violence call.

During the response, his patrol car collided with Police Officer Diane Gonzalez's patrol car at the intersection of East Street and Chapel Street as both responded to the same call. Sergeant Aponte was killed in the crash and Officer Gonzalez suffered a traumatic brain injury, causing her to slip into a coma. She remained in a coma until succumbing to her injuries on January 10th, 2022.

Sergeant Aponte had served with the New Haven Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and children. His wife also served as an officer with the New Haven Police Department.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 436

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

domestic, emergency response

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Life continues without you and as I reach goals and attain achievements, I yearn for you to be there celebrating as loudly as you always have! I believe you are watching over me, and there have been moments where I just knew you were right beside me providing a bumper of safety, but it's just not the same. Wish you were here! I love you and miss you always.


February 27, 2022

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