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

God Bless you Patrolman Brian Aselton! Thank you for your dedicated service and your ultimate sacrifice, you laid down your life, so another could live, for this you are the bravest of the brave and you will never be forgotten!

Ret.Penns PO & State Investigator

January 23, 2014

Miss you Brian... God Bless

Sgt Patrick Farrell
Hartford Police

January 23, 2014

Remembering Brian for his service to the community. I wish I had met Brian. He sounds like a really great guy and an excellent officer. Brian, you were a hero in life not death

Supv. Robert Aselton
Toronto Police Service, Retired

January 22, 2014

Well, son, here I am again, bearing my broken heart. Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary. We all miss you so much, but as you would expect of us, we are all doing well. Everyone still tells Brian stories, there is often a "Brian Aselton Scholarship" event in East Hartford, and we still miss you terribly. Rest in peace, my son. Luv u Mom and Tom

Carol Aselton Benoit

January 22, 2014

Hey Brian,
I remember riding dirt bikes back in the early 90s. I still laugh about the time I bit the glass in your driveway and it broke in my mouth. No idea why I did that. I just came across this website and looked you up. Rest in peace.

Justin Holmes

November 24, 2013

Happy birthday, son. I cannot believe all this time has gone by. You are still so sorely missed and loved. Tom and I went up to the 15h running of the motorcyle run. It was awesome. We rode with Jordy, and it gave a totally different look. I saw all those people along the way, the churches, the fire stations with their engines out in your honor. There were 500 bikes that rode in your honor...and I know you were the 501st watching all of them. Love u so much....Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit

July 14, 2013

Fourteen years ago today the world got a little less fun. Anyone that new Brian knows why. Miss you Brian.

Sgt Patrick Farrell
Hartford Police Department

January 23, 2013

A day and a friend that will be NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Officer T. O'Connell
East Hartford Police Dept.

January 23, 2013

I love and miss you.


January 23, 2013

14 years and you are still grealy missed son. Tomorrow is a sad day but we will make it another year remembering your smile, your laughter, your loyalty. Got to visit the National Memorial in DC yesterday. It is just a reminder of what a hero you were as well as all the other names on the memorial. We are all so proud of you. We all still miss you greatly. Luv u son.

Carol Aselton Benoit, Mother

January 22, 2013

I can't believe its going to be 14 years soon. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Semper Fi.

Lt. T. Hanlon
East Hartford Police Department

January 1, 2013

To Brian's Family,

I have just finished reading all the tributes left for Brian over the years. I look at his beautiful smiling face and know that it is the smile and love reflected there that keeps you going. And that it is still unbelievable that you are "living" on this earth without him.

In September 2oo4, we lost our precious son in an accident. Carolyn read a posting to him from one of his best friends and took the time to write a letter to him. His mom gave me a copy of it and last week while going through some of Matthew's things I came across it again. Her words were and still are so full of understanding and comfort. We are all truly connected in our pain and loss, love and sacrifice. We will always need them and they are always with us. We were so blessed to have them.

May your memories be strong and comfort you until you are back in each others arms.

With love, respect, and honor.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/2004

August 22, 2012

Belated 40th birthday son. Sorry this is late but I spent the weekend in Maryland with your sister. DiDi and her husband joined us. There were many stories told....about your birth and "Denise and Denephew," you kids growing up, your antics and how much you are still missed. Everyone is fine, though there still is a hole in my heart that will never mend. I love you son. Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit, Mother

July 19, 2012

I was 8 years old when you left us. It's officers like you, that allow people like me want to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. RIP Ofc. Aselton, and keep an eye on MPO Lavery, and your other fellow officers who gave it their all. Thank you for your service.

Holly McCarthy
Wethersfield Police Explorers, Advisor

March 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Aselton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 1, 2012

Brian, you are missed. Shared a beer with you yesterday in memory of your life and your ultimate sacrafice. RIP our friend and thank you for watching over us.

The Tuna's

January 25, 2012

Brian you are truly missed by many. Be comforted by the fact that anyone that knows you, knows how deep a loss it was to your family, friends and the City of East Hartford when you were taken from us. We all think of you often and I am sure I am not alone when I often think to myself about how fun or funny something would have been if you were involved.

Ya You?

Sgt Patrick Farrell
Hartford Police Department/Friend

January 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your brother in green so I also bid you semper fi.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today. To your mom Carol, I share your anguish in losing a beloved child which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 23, 2012

I remember you as a little boy, and although those memories are quite old, they are not forgotten, and neither are you. Rest in peace, "Moose".

Linda Kershaw
Family friend from long ago

January 23, 2012

Love you son.

Carol Aselton Benoit, Mother

January 23, 2012

happy birthday may you rest in peace. thanks for all you did as a police man. your job is never easy but some has to do it you did it now knowing what would happen. god please bless the family nowing he is up in heven looking down at each and every day. we will never forget january 23 1999. love carol ann pilkin

carol ann pilkin
east hartford citizan

July 16, 2011

Happy birthday son. You are sorely missed......Luv u Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit

July 15, 2011

Sunday makes 12 years that you were so suddenly and violently torn from our lives. We are all moving forward as you would want us to, but we all carry an open wound in our hearts that will never heal. Everyone keeps your memory alive ...the scholarship....the blood drive...the snow dash and endless "Brian stories." I am thankful for the 26 years God gave you to us and so proud of what you accomplished and will wonder forever what more you would have done...... Luv and miss you....Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit, mother

January 21, 2011

Happy Birthday. I love and miss you. xo C


July 16, 2010

Happy birthday son! We all still miss you terribly. Your uniform shirt is the first thing in my closet, and I can't tell you how many times I've opened the door and sighed and shed tears, but as you used to say to me, get a grip mom, get with the program. So I get a grip and get with the program and I thank God for the hero that you are and that your brother and sister are safe and that you were my gift for 26 years. I love you son. Mom

Carol Aselton Benoit

July 13, 2010

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