Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!!! Miss ya, wish you were here.

Kim Brunski
Friend

January 5, 2009

Dearest Dan,
The New Year has begun and as usual, you were the first thought on my mind as Jan.1st arrived. The candle stayed lit in honor of your birthday. (Wish it had been on your cake instead of in front of your picture). The mood was somber but your presence is felt and reassuring to know that you are looking after each of us. The kids are growing into fine young adults. Looks like there might be another 'Picagli" standing tall and proud in a uniform one day in the near future. He has some tough foot steps to follow in but he is more than capable and is very much "your son". DJ just made his first major purchase of a new truck. It is good to see him happy. He is such a good and genuine person and is so much your klone physically. Looking at him is like looking at you..when you had hair of course! The girls are doing ok but miss you terribly. I know it would be so different if you were here. You will always be in Dee's heart and one look into her eyes and that is evident. The pain will always be there, no matter what..no matter how much time goes by..no matter what changes take place. No one can ever take your place...No One!
Hugs and Love to you son in law. Hope you had "cake" with the Angels and coffee with Mom. Give her my love.
"Ma"

Anonymous

January 4, 2009

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year brother-in-law. We love and miss you very much.

Italo & Tina Centore

January 1, 2009

happy birthday! =)
miss you <3

Christina
foster daughter

January 1, 2009

Merry Christmas brother-in-law.

Tina
Sister-in-law

December 25, 2008

merry christmas danny! <3
i miss you & love you very much <3

Christina
foster daughter

December 25, 2008

Hey Danny! Its hard to believe its been two years since you left us. To think we have lost another officer since you is too much to bare. Your pictures and memories remain all around the police department. We talked about you on the anniversary of your death and remembered the horrible events that night, but reflected on the fun thoughts of you as well! We would do anything to change it but we cant. We love you and miss you Danny!

Detective Bridget Brosnahan
New Haven Police Department

November 2, 2008

I can't believe its been 2 years since that tragic day that has changed our lives so very much. Yesterday was hard, the hurt and sadness in everyones eyes and yet we pulled through, for another friend. So much has changed, yet rest assure the feelings in our hearts for you will never change. You truely made a difference, and still do. As promised I checked on everyone yesterday, keep checking in on us....Love and miss you.

Kim Brunski

Kim Brunski
Friend

October 22, 2008

To Officer Daniel Picagli and his loved ones:

On this the second anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, Dan. I am praying for solace for your family members today, and each day that they are on the survivors' path.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Dan gave to his community and the citizens of Connecticut, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 21, 2006.

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 21, 2008

To Officer Daniel Picagli and his loved ones:

On this the second anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, Dan. I am praying for solace for your family members today, and each day that they are on the survivors' path.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Dan gave to his community and the citizens of Connecticut, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 21, 2006.

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 21, 2008

"uncle" dan ! ... as we used to say =]

it has been two whole years =[ and i can not believe how time has gone by . it just seems soo un-realistic living life without you by my side . i think of you everyday , and will continue too . you changed my life in so many ways and i thank you . as i sit here and think of ways to express my feelings , it is so hard to because it just does not seem real . i wake up everyday thinking it was a dream ; that none of this was real . but then i look around and realize that this is our life , unfortunatly and we have to live in the present (even though i wish you were here living it with me ) . but in a way , you are . you are in my heart , my mind , and in every action that i do . which is what is helping me and guideing me to be the very person i am now . waking up today , knowing what today was , hurt deep down inside . but i stayed strong for everyone around us . i will continue to be the niece that i am to my auntie dee . and the best cousin that jen matt christina and dj could have . i am always going to be there for them and i hope you will continue to be with me .
i love you ! always have and always will .

alyssa
close friend

October 21, 2008

Dad, where do I begin? I cant believe it has already been 2 years since we lost you. Still everyday I think about you and how much I miss you. The house is coming along nicely it looks great I wish you were here to enjoy it with us. Time is flying by as I’m preparing for college, I know you will be looking over me through all this. Our family is doing well as me try our best to “move on” but we will never forget you. Your picture remains all over my room and its there when I turn on my computer or open my phone. So many things I do remind me of you. I could write for ever and ever on how its just not the same with out “DAD” around. I love you so much !

Matt Picagli
Son

October 21, 2008

My thoughts are with your loved ones and friends on this second anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

October 21, 2008

Dan,

It has been two loooong years since you've been gone, yet your spirit remains and fills our hearts w/ joy.

The family is well...we speak of you often...missing you more each day.

Be at peace, dear brother.

SISTER-IN-LAW, TINA

October 21, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this day.

Sergeant
Connecticut State Police

October 21, 2008

Dan,
It has been two years since that tragic day and although I never met you, it seems like I have through contact with your family. Spending the week with your family in Washington D. C. in May 2007 was a sad occasion, but they are a wonderful bunch and I enjoyed being with them. Since then, it is has been great to see the strength of the family and the most recent joyous occasion of the new arrival. On this anniversary, please be assured that your family will always be supported and that you will always be remembered. Watch over them and keep them healthy and safe.

Lee Tager
State Chaplain, Connecticut Fraternal Order of Police

State Chaplain Lee Tager
CT Fraternal Order of Police

October 21, 2008

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN !!!!! Think about you so much, and it always brings me here, still to this day i ask myself why?? RIP, Dan

kim brunski
friend

August 21, 2008

Well its that time of the year, the 4th of July....your favorite. I know so much has changed but remember this you will always be remembered. I miss you and think of you all the time. Continue to watch over everyone. Till we meet again

Kim Brunski
Friend

June 30, 2008

Dearest Dan (Son),
The days go by and everyone's life moves on but the heartache remains. You are ever present in all our minds, in everything we do and every place we go. We know you walk alongside each one of us and are looking after us from your special place in heaven. How we all wish you were still here with us.
The respect and admiration that has been displayed by your peers as well as from people all over the world has filled us with such pride. Your own dear Mom would have been so very proud of you as I am sure she has told you. How I wish I had been able to fulfill my promise to look after her boy. I could not change that horrible day that changed our lives forever. I hear your voice so clearly since we had spoken less than an hour before your accident. The special way you called me "Ma". The support you offered me when I needed it . The flowers "just because".......
Please continue to watch over the kids. It is a very difficult time for each of them and they are coping in their own special way. Whisper in their ear ..they will hear you. Be near them as much as posible and know how much they love and miss you.
We are approaching the 4th of July. How you loved this time of the year and being surrounded by family and friends at the annual picnic and fireworks. Festivities will not be the same this year but you will not be far from our thoughts. Not sure who will be doing the "push ups" or competing for your record. Don't think anyone has come close!
I talk to you often and know that you are near. Be at peace dear son in law .


"Ma"

June 28, 2008

Hi Dan,

I just lost another friend and always at times like this you think of others you have lost. I was thinking of you and wanted to check out the reflections that have been left. As I was reading, the song "How to save a life" by The Fray came on the radio, which played frequently after you passed. It always made me think of you and I hear that song often when I am thinking of loved ones and friends that I have lost. When I hear the song I smile and thank you for giving me a "hug" when I need it. Thanks!

Angela Richardson


Friend

June 27, 2008

Officer Picagli your work on this Earth as we know it is now done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 28, 2008

DAD I MISS YOU SO MUCH! I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY DAY AS I LOOK AROUND MY ROOM AND SEE A PICTURE OF YOU IN EVERY CORNER. TOMOROW WE LEAVE FOR FLORIDA FOR THE BASEBALL TRIP. WATCH OVER ALL US AND MAKE SURE WE HAVE A FUN AND SAFE TRIP, AND I HOPE YOU WILL BE WITH ME AT THE YANKEES GAME. I LOVE YOU!!

MATT PICAGLI
SON

April 12, 2008

Danny, i've been thinking about you a lot lately.Things sure have changed a lot since you passed, some good changes & some not so good changes.I cant believe that this summer it will 2 months since i've been living here with dee who i've come to consider my second mommy =) Shes a pretty amazing woman & shes been so strong the past year.We all miss you & still talk about you all the time.I never really got a chance to get to know you that well.The time we had together was limited, but I considered you my second dad & I still do.Theres not a single day that goes by that I dont look at your picture in the living & wonder why god had to take such a great guy like you.You truely were amazing & I love you.I miss you & i'll never forget you.

Christina
foster daughter

April 6, 2008

I just read the other reflections and I'm balling my eyes out. No one was better than you my friend. I know your family misses you and it kills me to know that---you were the finest human being I have ever met--I hope you rub off on me just a little--The world misses you Danny--I love you and hope to see you in heaven--Take Care, Tom Burns Fair Haven Middle School (where we made a difference)


Tom Burns -- Friend

March 11, 2008

Well so much is going on, but what else is new, I have tried my best to watch over Dee as promised. So now its my turn, guide the high school hockey team to a division 1 championship, I know your watching over us. Thomas shows so much determination, thanks to you.....I know you saw his winning goal against the number 1 team in the state...Thank You...We all miss you so much, continue to give everyone whose lives you've touched the strength to go on. I'll see you in Ingalls rink...miss you

Kim Brunski
friend

February 6, 2008

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