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Sergeant Dario Scott Aponte

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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Reflections for Sergeant Dario Scott Aponte

Aponte, miss that smile, always cracking up. You are gone but never forgotten. RIP brother.

Carlos Roman
Retired New Haven Det.

November 13, 2018

Sgt. Aponte,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Haven. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 10, 2018

Another year down, and so many more tears fallen.
I miss you so much, words just can't begin to explain.
Know you are rocking those Heavens Dad, we all love you down here...until we meet again xoxo


December 30, 2016

Hi Daddy!
Reflections! Memories! Wish I can trade them in for moments, traditions... I still find myself waking up and having to deal with the realization that you really aren't going to call me. That you really aren't going to meet your new granddaughter. That you really won't come visit us at my very own home. That you really aren't here to witness all the hard work you put into being the best Dad you could be, be put into play. I'm doing my best to atleast allow you to be at peace as I raise my family in this crazy world.
Miss you always and forever,
Loves and kisses to heaven

Ashleigh Aponte

December 5, 2015

Rest in Peace! Keep watch over us as we continue the mission. It appears that you was a great man and continue to be one in the hearts of all who new you. God Speed Brother!

P.O. APONTE #2473

January 4, 2015

Sergeant Aponte,
By the reflections posted on your page, it is clear you continue to be loved. Continue watching over your family. We'll stand the post for you.

SFC Jose Aponte
New Jersey State Police

August 27, 2013

Never forgotten Daddy. I know you are here with me every step of the way! I feel your warmth, and my dedication is directly influenced by YOU! Love you the same, miss you more....Wait for me, because we will meet again. RIP Daddy

Ashleigh Aponte

April 6, 2013

I reflect, I remember....but i dont want to! I i need you here! Life is unfair in so many ways, understood, but to take away a huge chunk of my life was devastating. It doesnt get easier, ive just become numb. I know your looking down on me, enjoying the ride im taking through life. My successes are big thanks to you. You see ive followed your heart, and ive found comfort in it. Miss you always. Love you still. I will always be your little girl :)

Ashleigh Aponte

November 6, 2012

Ok Scott I talk to you in my mind and when i go to church but I think I mostly I try not to actually believe or think that you really are gone forever. I know in my heart that if we had more time Our family would have come full circle. I also know that when push comes to shove we all would stand united for one another no matter what faults we all have. We all had our share of pain and hurting one another mostly over stupid things but we all knew tat we could count on each other no matter what, I wish I could go back in time and change or at least try to change some of the things that were said or not said and done and things not done but I know that I can't. I know when I pray to God and talk to you that you do hear me. Today Denise said that you would have acted just as I did today with a situation I had with Marcia and we laughed and I said that we were alike in some way. I do Miss you and love you and hope that you are truly at peace. Until I see you again. Love Brenda xoxoxo

brenda paturzo sister

October 2, 2012

To Sergeant Dario Scott Aponte, who gave the ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace. God bless your wife Officer Donna Aponte and two children, along with all of our fellow brother and sister officers of the NHPD.

Class 1612
New Haven Police Academy

September 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Aponte. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Christmas is here, and boy is it still hard. This is the time of year, when no matter got all us kids together. We need you daddy, you were the glue, the voice of reason, the spirit of the holiday. I still cry, wishing you'd walk through my door, hoping this is all a nightmare. I miss you Daddy, I love you and have a merry christmas up in the heavens!


December 19, 2011

I look at you picture everyday! You sit on my sun visor in my car, just like you used to keep my sis Ashleigh's picture. Something about loking up at you, makes the day a lil more peaceful. I remember you dad, the thick puffy hair, prickly mustache, and me playing like I was alseep when you would come and give me kisses goodnight (I hold tight to those memories). I do the same to JaiMarie and JonMikal every night, hoping when they have children of their own, they will remember me like I remember you!
Daddy keep watching over all of us! myself, Ashleigh, Lil Scott, Brandon, and Andrew need that!! As well as your grand children JaiMarie, JonMikal, and Kristian


Sherrena Russell

September 16, 2011 something weird happened,my little one pointed to you in our academy picture and asked me if my friend was in heaven with his fish that just passed away last week . I dont remember EVER having had a conversation with him and showing him who you were but he pointed directly at you..I told him yes, you were such a nice person that I guarenteeted him MARTY was swimming in a bowl next to you watching football. His tears stopped and he asked to go play one of his games. There you go again making something a little easier for me to deal with just like you did 20 years ago. miss you jokes and smart comments.

retired lieutant sonyamarie atkinson
class mate freind

September 7, 2011

As a father of 3 (soon to be 4), I definitely appreciate your loss. I can only imagine the void that would be left in my children's life if I had to leave them behind...

Ashleigh, I lost my sister when she was young (only 32). And like you I long to have dreams with her in them. So, I can see her face, her smile, and hear her laugh. You never forget, but with time it does get easier...

My love to all the family of this fallen hero who made the ultimate sacrifice.


July 22, 2011

I had a dream last night, I was in your 'man cave'..reclining in your comfy chair, snuggled in your Red Skins blanket, admiring all the picture s you had displayed of us kids and all the police nic-nacs you had everywhere while watching Nascar on the big screen.....I wish you were there. I'm afraid that I will not remember your face or your voice, I love you and I miss you more than ever. I need you part of my success, I need your scruffy kisses, annoying singing and sloppy dancing to be complete. I want to hear you call me "Daddys little girl" again.although next week I will be 23. Please show your face in my dream, a birthday wish..if that is the only one I receive, I will be the happiest girl alive! Continue to rest in paradise and be my angel.....I love you now and always...when we meet again, the heavens will rock!

Ashleigh Aponte

April 7, 2011

Another new year is upon us. You are so missed everyday. In October I had a tattoo of your badge placed over my heart. I will never forget the love you gave your family or the laughter you brought us. Pop and I were just talking about you on Christmas Eve, he misses you so much. That part of his heart will always be in pain.
You ARE loved, always. I refuse to use the word "were".


January 1, 2011

It will soon be two years since you've been gone, and not a day goes by that I don't ask why you had to leave us. I want you..better yet, I need you here with me. Sometimes I dream of you and I wake up excited that I was able to see your face and hear your voice but I'm sad at the same time because its only a dream. I know you are in heaven, smiling down on us, please protect me and my family and may you rest in peace! I love you and miss you all the time. This is a time when I wish I saved all your kisses instead of wipeing them off me face..hehehe...goodnight daddy.

Ashleigh Aponte

August 2, 2010

Hi Daddy! Fathers day just passed, did you see me when I visited? I held an entire conversation with you as if you were right next to me. The pain was strong, especially as everyone was exchanging "Happy Fathers Day" and I knew I wouldn't be able to give you a gift, tell you I love you, or just show you my appreciation for all you've done for me and the family. I miss you daddy! Sometimes I just lay here and look through the scrapbook I made, and cry and cry and cry. This is a pain that I need not have felt so early in life, you were way too young to go, but honestly this area is getting out of control, the world is losing its mind and you are in a better place. You would have had to look all this violence in the face, as id be laying at home scared as to what kind of crimes you were fighting. I miss you and as much as id like you holding my hand through all of this, I know you are content and watching over all of us! Hope you are resting well in paradise, we continue to celebrate your life and maintain your unforgettable memory. I love you daddy.

Ashleigh Aponte

June 25, 2010

Sitting in the quiet, listening to Matt, Charlie and Chuck sleeping. Sometimes I think the loss has lessened, other days it was like yesterday. I look at my wedding album and remember so many happy days with you laughing. You will always be in my heart and my thoughts. I keep in touch with Mike alot, he stays with me when he is home. He misses you so much, we all do.


April 25, 2010

Hey Daddy..
Your birthday just passed, if you were here with us, I wouldn't let you live down the fact that you were becoming an old man, still living in the groove of your younger years! Since you have gone, things have been so hard to cope with, you aren't on the other end of the phone when I am bad mouthing life and the heartache it throws at me, although lately nothing bothers me because your death was the most devastating thing in my life! I cry all the time, whenever I visit you at the cemetary, see your face on the wall of the police department, look through the scrap book that Kris and I put together for your memory, or even when anybody recognizes me and just simply asks how everything is going. I don't want to have to remember you Daddy. I want to call you whenever I need you, I want our family days back, when you made sure all of us were together. Kristian cries every once in a while because he misses his "Uncle Brandon", I don't even know what my youngest brothers look like, it kills me. I keep in contact with Sherrena and Lil Scott because they are all I have, Jai and Jon and Kris are being taught to live on your memory and celebrate your life.. after all they are YOUR grandkids and the ones who are going to be the future. Kris wants to be a police officer, although I still hate the idea of you being one --- my worst nightmare came true! I thought in time the hurt would fade, but it never does and I doubt it ever will. Denise and I saw eachother in Walmart, and we were just joking about you, and how the Aponte blood has carried over into Uncle Mike, you guys and your women! But I wouldn't want to remember you any other way! I love you, I miss you..but better yet I celebrate your life every chance I get. Things are hard but everytime I feel like giving up, I hear you in the back of my head encouraging me that tomorrow will be a better day. R.I.P. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN....

Ashleigh Aponte

January 22, 2010

Hi Daddy,
Today is Veterans Day. I talked about you today in school and started to cry in front of my whole class today. Was not a good day in school today. I miss you so much that it hurts.I just finished my season for football and doing basketball. I will miss seeing Brandon and you sitting in the stands cheering for me. I will also be doing winter lacrosse this year.I did my spanish project about you last week. Was not easy to do my knees where shaking and couldn't even talk, but my teacher helped me. I visit you at the cementary all the time. I miss you so much, it is so hard. I love you. I know you are my angel watching over me. I Love you always and no one can take that away from me. I miss you so much! Love you'r son, Scott


November 11, 2009

Dear Scott
It has been a year since your death however, it feels like it was just yesterday. I will never forget that horrible night. It doesn't get better with time. My love for you is the same as the first day we met. Brandon and Andrue are growing up into wonderful boys. I see your reflection in them every time I look into their eyes.

Donna,Brandon and Andrue

Donna Aponte

October 30, 2009

Hi Scott,
Mike and the kids came home this weekend. We were able to have Pop and Aunt Lucy's kids here too (the girls came). We missed you. Mike is getting ready to go to Germany. Meadow is so adorable. Charlie was really great with her.

Denise Dow

October 12, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first 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.

To Scott's family: I hold you all in my heart's embrace and pray for your solace. To his mother, I share your anquish in losing a beloved child which is surely life's greatest sorrow and hold you in thought and prayer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 22, 2009

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