Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

The wicked fleee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 6, 2009

scott i love and miss you so much
may you R.I.P


January 8, 2009

Dear Donna and Aponte Family,
There are no simple words to express another's feelings to you when your own pain is so deep and so strong. I am sure that this Christmas was a very difficult time for all as are all the other days that seem to fly right by us. Some days will be easier..and then there will be others that will not. Cherish the memories that you hold in your heart. No one can ever take them away from you.
You are in my prayers and I ask God to give you all the strength to face the days that lie ahead. Scott (Dad) was called to do more important work in Heaven with Officer Picagli and Officer Fumiatti. Remember how proud he was to wear that uniform . The three of them are once again "working the shifts together".


January 4, 2009

Merry Christmas Scott. Donna and the kids are often in my thoughts, moreso during this difficult time of year.

In due time, the pain will ease and the holidays will yet again, be joyous occasions.

I know you are with them in spirit and trust that you will continue to guide & protect them just as you would if you were still with them.

You were, are, and will always be their "HERO".

God Bless You!

Sister-in-law of Officer Dan Picagli

December 25, 2008

Scotty, this weekend we went to the Giants/Skins game as always but it wasn't the same. We missed a big a piece of the trip......... you. Although we talked about you and said how you were there with us getting wet in the pouring rain, it just wasn't as much fun. I guess it never will be but we will keep going every year and someday we will win in Washington. Miss you bro, GO SKINS. WU.

Detective Michael Wuchek
New Haven Police Department

December 4, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Sergeant Aponte. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on face book. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Dario, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Dario's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Dario's life was about so much more than the way he died. Dario will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Sergeant Aponte, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost six years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

November 8, 2008

I think of all the funny things you did and all the good memories I have from knowing you. You're missed.

Another Officer

November 2, 2008

Hey Scotty!
There is not a day that goes by that I dont think of you! I just keep saying "I cant believe he is gone." Your pictures are hanging up in our office and for some reason I keep finding new ones to add! Scotty we all miss you so much and my heart still hurts. We laugh about the funniest things you did or said and it helps the hurt for a bit. We are planning a signal 4 party for you and your family and I know you will be there too! Scotty you were such a good friend to me and it hurts to lose a friend like you. I miss you so much. Rest peacefully my brother...

Detective Bridget Brosnahan
New Haven Police Department

November 2, 2008

Officer Aponte.

THanks for all the help and guidance you have given me over the years even though it may seems like i Never listend. I know you are still looking down on your friends and family smiling down on us. Your memory and your Legacy will always live on as One of NEW HAVEN's finest. You are and always will be one of NEW HAVEN's FINEST.
Love Always
Nicole L. Bradley SrA USAF

SrA Nicole L. Bradley
Friend of Daughter

October 21, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family of Sergeant Aponte and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Sergeant Aponte for your dedicated service to the people of Connecticut and the United States.

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

October 17, 2008



October 11, 2008

I go to bed everynight missing you, I wake up every morning without you. My heart is broken and can't be fixed. I hope when I get older I can follow in you'r footsteps and be just like you.Maybe one day I will be serving as a police officer and will continue to carry you'r name on forever. I miss you and love you more then words can say.
Love your son

your son

October 9, 2008

To Sgt. Aponte's family:

May you find solace and peace in the arms of your friends, family and faith, and in the glow of the memories of a dedicated father, husband and peace officer. As a non-NHPD worker who observed Dario's fellow officers and coworkers during the days surrounding his passing, it was clear that he was much loved and respected. Their honoring of him was moving and renewed my respect for the impossible sacrifices these men and women make--rushing into the unknown every day to help and protect people.

God Bless.

Michael Dempsey
Brondolo Associates, Evidence Room

September 27, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Sergeant Dario Aponte,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Sergeant Dario Aponte. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. SErgeant Dario Aponte is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


September 26, 2008

17 years ago we started our formal police training at Connecticut's M.P.T.C. in Meriden, that training as well as all the training and experience that you have accumilated over the years could not prepare you for the 9th of September. Your dedication,professionalism and selflessness are character traits that you were born with, the traits of a wonderful man and a true hero.


September 23, 2008

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Aponte. My heart goes out to you all. May God comfort you.

911 Dispatcher
Campbell County Virginia

September 23, 2008

Sgt. Aponte thank you for your service, you and your family are in our prays.


September 23, 2008

There but for the grace of God go I........

Lord take the soul of our brother Sergeant Aponte into your tender loving care. There to spend eternity in your presence, singing your glory until forever.

For his family, take comfort in the fact that Dario was doing a job he loved, because you only have two choices in this job, and Dario decided to love what he did. I am sure you will remember the great and good things about Dario. That is what I am sure he would want you to do.

God bless you all.

Officer Doug Wiencek
Metra Police Department, Chicago, IL

September 21, 2008

Rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

D Lyn
NHPD Retired

September 21, 2008



September 19, 2008

To the family, I extend my deepest sympathy, it sounds like New Haven lost another wonderful man. To the rest of the department, god bless all of you, stay strong, you are all amazing people.

Kim Brunski
Friend of Officer Danny Picagli

September 19, 2008

R.I.P. brother

Deputy Sheriff P. Englishby #2708
Forsyth County Sheriffs Office Georgia

September 18, 2008

May God bless you and your family during this trying time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Officer C Mertes
Hartford Police Dept

September 17, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F. Laser
Westminster City Police Department

September 17, 2008

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven’s beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Sr. Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

September 17, 2008

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