Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Brian A. Aselton

East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, January 23, 1999

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Reflections for Patrolman Brian A. Aselton

Another year. Wow. You are still sorely missed and you are so loved. We all miss you. Love you much. Mom and Tom

Carol Aselton Benoit

January 21, 2021

Happy 48th birthday my bonus. Can't believe all this time has passed. Everyone is fine, and I know you are keeping an eye on everyone including me! Thank you son. There is still hurt, there are still tears, and, of course, there are still "Brian stories." Love you son. Mom and Tom

Carol Aselton Benoit

July 14, 2020

My son is a Police Officer, Special Operations with Virginia Beach PD.
I grieve for the tragic loss of Brian and not a day passes I do not think of him.
I did not know Brian but I feel such a connection to him; I know he is watching over my son from Heaven; Brian has his six.
I visit Brian’s grave weekly and talk with him, I know he is listening and always gives me a sign in the form of a single starling that soars over my head as if to say, I am with you and your son, watching over you.
With love, respect and sympathy.

A Police Mother
A Blue Family member

May 30, 2020

Another year my bonus, and I am sitting again writing another reflection on your page with tears in my eyes. You are still sorely missed. Your stories are still told and your spirit and laughter are still remembered by all. Hugs son.

Carol Aselton Benoit

January 22, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Aselton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 24, 2019

Happy 47th birthday my bonus baby. You are still sorely missed. Love you. Hugs. Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit, Mother

July 16, 2019

Happy 46th birthday son. The "Final Ride" was awesome. It truly was a celebration of your life. The only thing missing was tomorrow is another special day in this mom's life...we know you are keeping watch over all of us......and we miss you so much. Hugs and kisses. Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit, Mother

July 15, 2018

My Step-Son is a State Trooper here, in CT.

There isn’t a day that goes by, that I don’t think about all PO’s, and what they do for us.

In constant remembrance of the full measure given by all those who serve.......

Steve C. (Glastonbury)

Just a citizen and friend

June 3, 2018

Here we are again. Another year without you. We are all well. Jake and Olivia are great. You certainly would have enjoyed them. Love you much son. Rest in peace.

Carol Aselton Benoit

January 22, 2018

Belated happy birthday my son. I spent your birthday with Carolyn and Karl. Everyone is fine. You are still sorely missed. So many things remind me of you--your laughter, your gusto for life. You are one special bonus and I am blessed that God gave you to me. Luv u Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit

July 23, 2017

Today makes 18 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice. I thank you for your service and I know you are watching over all our brothers and sisters in blue. Again Thank You!

Former Asst. Chief of Police Paul Jordan
Merryville Police Dept.

January 23, 2017

Today makes 18 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice. I thank you for your service and I know you are watching over all our brothers and sisters in blue. Again Thank You!

Former Asst. Chief of Police Paul Jordan
Merryville Police Dept.

January 23, 2017

My bonus, I still have the same words, the same thoughts, the same hurt, but what gets me through is you...what you stood for...what you accomplished in life, what made you you......ok so there were some hairy times growing up, but I know you are laughing now, patting me on the head, saying "chill out mom." 18 years son.... RIP... you are so loved and so missed.

Carol Aselton Benoit

January 19, 2017

Happy birthday in heaven son. Your are still sorely missed. You truly were my bonus. Much love.

Carol Aselton Benoit, Mother

July 14, 2016

Today is the anniversary of your line of duty death. Thank you for your service in the United States Marine Corps and on the East Hartford Police Department. This is a tremendous loss for our nation now matter how much time passes. When I participated in your Snow Dash 5K this year in 2016 at the start of the race the rain was coming down pretty good and during the pre-race speech I was in prayer and when that sun started to shine through the clouds I like to believe that was you. When I attend the 4:00PM mass at St. Brigid of Kildare in South Boston today I will be thinking of you and remembering the life of a great American Patriot Warrior who is a true American hero.

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

January 23, 2016

Rest in peace my bonus...17 years....your smile... and laughter still rings in all our hearts...luv u Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit

January 22, 2016

Happy birthday my bonus!

Luv u, Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit

July 15, 2015

Always Remembered....Never Forgotten....
Job Well Done

Nora Lavery-Petrash
Sister of a Fallen Officer. MPO Peter J. Lavery EOW 12/30/2004

January 23, 2015

When I first met Brian Aselton he was still in high school and working after school and weekends with us at Meineke Muffler in Vernon. I remember that one of the guys that worked with us started calling him Buckwheat and although in no way was it fitting to him it stuck. Brian was a great guy , a hard worker and made our days there fun with the jokes and laughs that Rich, Jim,myself and Brian had together while we worked. He also loved his El Camino and worked on it whenever he could. Well then I left to go work for another Meineke owned by someone else and lost touch for a while until I ran into him one night at a club in Hartford and he told me that he had just become a police officer in East Hartford. Being the son of a police officer myself I remember shaking his hand and wishing him well and went on my way. The next time unfortunately was at Brian's wake with all of us Meineke guys together. Brian I just want to thank you for your service to East Hartford, our country and our friendship and want you to know I think of you often. R.I.P. friend and god bless

Dexter Fawcett
past co worker

January 23, 2015

R.I.P. Brother
Thank you for your service.

Patrolwoman Elaine Lonergan #309
Seymour Police Department Seymour,Ct.

January 23, 2015

Can Friday really be the 16th anniversary? It still hurts son, but I know you were our bonus for 26 years and did what God put you on this earth to do. Save lives....and I and Tom and everyone couldn't be prouder. Your name always brings a always has someone telling a Brian story..... and then bringing smiles to everyone's face! Luv u much....Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit

January 21, 2015

Another selfless Law Enforcement Officer killed in the line of duty, his actions saving another man's life. Its sad to read about how your watch ended. You saved one mans life and touched so many other lives in your 2 year tour. God bless you and your family. And thank you for your service. Rest in peace, sir. God bless.

Andrew Tarnowicz

December 10, 2014

Hello son. Here it is. Another birthday. Can it really be? Yes it is, and you are still sorely missed. You are constantly in our thoughts, but so proud of you. Jake and Olivia know all about "Uncle Brian," and they would have given Uncle Brian a run for his money! Tom and I will be up in CT next week and see them. Wish they could have known you and not just your memory. We are all well. Luv u so much. Mom and Tom

Carol Aselton Benoi

July 14, 2014

It's been 15 years since you were called to respond to the gates of heaven. You are not forgotten.


Officer Brian Gallagher #324
West Hartford PD / Newington PD (Ret.)

April 30, 2014

I remember watching the services on tv during my lunch break. I had just come from a State Police Exam. I opted not to go that route but am continually grateful to those who protect and serve as I have more than common knowledge of what they go through. Thank you so much for your services. I'm sure you are loved and missed by so many.


January 24, 2014

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