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Police Officer Daniel Patrick Picagli

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, October 21, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Daniel Patrick Picagli

Well just wanted to say Happy Birthday...Wish you were here, things are just not the same...The kids are growing, I cant believe how fast time goes by, but yet we find ourselves coming here to chat w you, to look at your picture and to remind you, you will never be forgotten...Think of you often, miss ya much



Kim Brunski

December 31, 2009

Hey Dad, another christmas has passed by that you werent with us, holidays are never as fun anymore without you around =( time just flys by, in less then a week you will be celebrating ur 42nd birthday as we start 2010. im on break now just got done with my 1st semester of college! i miss u more and more everyday, keep watchin over us .. i love you <3

Matt Picagli

December 26, 2009

Hey Dan,

I know you are in heaven watching over us. Please help us and continue being our guardian Angel. Hey, Christmas is around the corner and I can't believe how time flies. so much has changed since you left us. People have moved on, others have passed but your memory will live with us forever.

Dan, I wanted to ask you if you have seen my Dad up in Heaven. He is the most sweetes man you will find. You can't miss him, he should be sitting right by God's side. In fact his name on this eath was Jesus. He is light skin, puggy face, has a smile that lights up ths skies and he even looks like Santa.

Hey Dan if you ever come across him please tell him that I love him. It has been 11 years and it feels like it was yesterday. Please give him a big hug for me and and tell him your my guardina angels.

Merry Christmas Buddy and have a great Birthday Celebration with the rest of the Angels.

Luz Garcia

Luz Garcia - Weed & Seed/DEFY

December 23, 2009

Here I am again, thinking about you...Tis the season, hockey is officially on its way, junior year, wow how time flys...Lets see Thomas is 16, and a captain...and you no that means, hes gonna need you...Watch over him this year, keep him safe from injuries...He misses you so much, as we all do..You are always in our hearts and thoughts..Till we meet again.

The Brunski Family

Kim Brunski

December 7, 2009


so much has changed in everyone's life these days! Our children are growing up and time is passing bye! But the memories of you are not forgotten. You are still so much a part of our daily routines. We just wanted to tell you that we miss and love you and tell Paulie the same!! Both of you watch over all of us and someday we will be all together again laughing so hard that we have tears in our eyes!! Love you guys!!!

Lisa & Thomas Venice

November 20, 2009


Matt Picagli

November 5, 2009

I still cant believe that its been 3 years since we lost you. I run into many people who still talk about you; rest assure you are truely missed. So much has changed, but your memory will always be with us. One day we will all be together again, watch out!!!! Continue to watch over all of us, your presence is much needed, dont ever forget that!!! Miss you much and think of you often..

Kim Brunski

Kim Brunski

October 23, 2009

Good Morning dear brother-in-law,

As everyone else, I cannot believe that 3 years have passed. It seems like yesterday that we received the tragic news of your accident. Ironically, this past Saturday, the 17th, I took a friend to the YNNH emergency room. When he called, I grabbed clothes and practically dressed as I was walking out the door. You must have known, because on my back, was the "Roll Call" sweatshirt that I purchased during my first visit to Nationl Police Week. As Derek lay in his bed, begging for relief from his discomfort, I found myself reflecting on the fact that there I sat, begging for your recovery, 3 short years ago. It still seems so unimaginable..... much has changed... and how the children have grown... It saddens us all to have lost Pauly recently, but at the same time, it comforts us to know that the two of you are together again. We love & miss you both so very much. XOXOXOXO


October 21, 2009

To Officer Daniel P. Picagli, his family and his fellow officers with the New Haven Police Deaprtment:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Paicagli’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Picagli and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

October 21, 2009

Thank you for your service. Your Family and Friends remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace...

J. Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriff's Office, FL

October 21, 2009

Dad, I can't believe today makes it 3 years since you were taken from us ! It feels like it was just the other day that I lost an important part of my life. Time is flying by but the memories of you are still here and always will be. I went to 2 yankees playoff games, just wasn't the same with out you right next to me. I still have the ticket stub from the last game we went to together. You are in a much better place now, probaly playing cards with Uncle Paulie. Continue to watch over our family, I miss you more then one can imagine and would do anything to be with you another day. I love you so much Dad !!!

Matt Picagli

October 21, 2009

Hey Dan,
It's been some time since I stopped by 2 leave a thought. So much has happened since you left us. Time has gone by so fast but the memories of you never go away.
You touched so many lives including mine with your kindness, ambition, love and passion for what you did that how can ANYONE 4get someone like you.

Please watch over all the New Haven kids that we worked with for I'm not there now to carry the torch.
It has almost been 3 years and it still feels like it was yesterday. Continue to be our guardian Angel please.

Your kids are growing so fast and following your foot steps. I am so proud of them.
October is a difficult month for me so please help me make it through. The good memories we shared with DEFY and all the work we did together will always be with me forever.
As your anniversary approaches again!! I can't believe it has almost been 3 years.

I will never forget you buddy/friend and co-worker.
The lives you touched will never be the same. I always keep your kids in my prayers for health, safety and strenght for it never becomes easier.

You will always be remembered and will continue to be our hero and guardian angel.

We miss you.....
Luz Garcia
Weed & Seed/DEFY

Luz Garcia, Weed & Seed

October 8, 2009

Omg your baby is 16 today...doesnt seem possible, where did the time go. This sucks you not being here for these occasions, why why why!!!!I hope some day i will find the answers cause till then I have a hard time with the special things...I cant imagine how the kids get thru...They are all amazing, you would be so proud... I hope you are at enjoying yourself, and god i hope Paulie is right by your side...Watch over all of us, as you always do.....

Miss ya so much!!!!

Kim Brunski

October 2, 2009

Wow today matt is 18, how i wish you were still with us to enjoy this, and college starting around the corner. You are missing out on way too much, life was so unfair. I still wonder why...I guess its one of those answers that i just might not ever get. But i know your with us in spirit...Watch over him this weekend, keep him safe. Missing you much, think of you often

always your friend,
kim brunski

ps LOVE YA DAN!!!!!!!!

kim brunski

August 15, 2009

happy fathers day! love you & miss you.


June 21, 2009

The boys are doing so well at the pit, Matt almost hit one out, that would of been for you. Boy are they growing so fast, well you know. I know you are with each of them every day. And before you know it matt will be graduating, wow that is gonna be a hard one...we are gonna need you again, give everyone the strenght we need, and be right by his side, cause he wouldn't want you anywhere else..Miss ya much...Think of you all the time

Love ya

kim Brunski

June 8, 2009

WOW!!!! I really miss u an every time i see a police officer i ask him or her did they ever met u an ive looked u up so many times an every time i think of u i remember of 'THE CLAW' and well hope ur better up in heven see u in what ever time jesus needs me an we will all be together...... luv u, miss u !!!!

basicly a lost 2nd son

June 5, 2009

heyy dad just thinking of you as always. missing u more and more everday :( more changes to the house, wish u were here to see it. Yankees r on a role, goin to see them at new stadium soon ! i graduate really soon time is flying by. i love you so much dad

Matt Picagli

May 22, 2009

hey bro while I dont no were to begin just wish you were here theres not a day that goes by that I dont think about the good times we had.wish you were here,theres not a day that i dont think about the kids and dee.wish you were here. they grown up bro you would be so proud.I see you in dj eyes.wish you were here.although beans,is just like you loves to gamble with the boys,jennifer is such a georgous young lady now hey dont worry ill watch out for the boys she dates thell need to get threw both of us well theres so much more I need to say, but a litte at a time. your wife...... look shes right there that sparkle in your eye. everyone is doing good bro.wish you were here.


May 1, 2009

Happy Easter, brother-in-law.


April 12, 2009

Thinking of ya, what else is new. Nothing worse than hearing about such trajedy, i feel so bad for those families and the four officers who lost their lives. Provide them the strength they need to get through such a thing, as you did for us, so long ago. So much has changed but missing you will never get easier. Thomas made captain, varsity hockey team, can you believe it, I can cause one would think he is yours. He plays with determination and is so competitive, gee i wonder where he got that from, I know he truely misses you and thinks of you all of time, as do a bunch of us. Baseball is around the corner, and I know you'll be there, See you at the pit my friend. Missing you much and thinking of you often.


March 27, 2009


It's been a while since I've been here, but this week, Oakland P.D. lost four officers in the line of duty. Like you, they paid the ultimate sacrifice! My heart breaks for them and their families, just like it did when God needed you as his helper. It opened up all the emotions for me again, and made me realize again how precious life is and that we need to live it to its fullest. I miss you, we all miss you. I know you are up there watching over Dee and the kids, it obvious by how amazing they all are doing. You would be so proud. I can't believe you've been gone for over two years already. Miss you!

Lt. Lisa Dadio
New Haven Police Department, CT.

March 24, 2009

Hi sweetheart, I told you...Matt is truely your son. Graduation is approaching, and no matter what you are right there..Keep both kids safe on there way home today. And continue doing what it is your doing, cause I know its working. Keep Thomas safe from injury as the states approach, and the competition gets harder. We will be at Ingalls Rink!!! SEE YOU THERE !!!!! Miss you much

Kim Brunski

February 23, 2009

Dad, I have been thinking of you more then ever lately. I'm takin part in the New Haven Police Explorers Post #300 which is in honor of you. I recentlty got accpeted to all the colleges I applied to, I'll be studying Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement as I prepare to follow in your foot steps. As graduation and college nears I wish u were here with me. I leave for FL tomorow make sure Jenn and I have a safe trip. I miss u & love you so much dad!!!

Matt Picagli

February 14, 2009

Just had to visit you, and say thanks. Thanks for continuing to watch over everyone, I know you are cause Matt is amazing, and not to mention just like you. It brings tears to my eyes to watch him grow, and to know your not here watching, and enjoying, but then again maybe things would be different if you were still with us. I don't know. I wish I had the answers. But I do know this, you are providing a strength that we couldn't get on our own..Love ya and miss you. Thinking of you daily!!!!

Kim Brunski

January 30, 2009

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