Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Andrew F. Faggio

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Reflections for Detective Andrew F. Faggio

You were truly one of the best of the best, and hardest working officers and our department. I can only imagine, if you were still here with us, the scary yet funny stories you would tell and be involved with. Until we meet again someday brother rest in sweet peace

Detective Renee Luneau-Sheckfee (ret)
New Haven Police Department

January 11, 2021

Rest in peace Detective Faggio.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 28, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

RIP Brother, unfortunately our paths never crossed on this earth and I never met you. I have the privilege of working with several retired and former NHPD officers. God bless you, your family, and all your Brothers & Sisters of NHPD. Thank you for your service and making the ultimate sacrifice Brother. You and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Benjamin M. Hoffman
Madison, Connecticut

January 11, 2018

It was my honor to ride in your name on this year The Heroes Ride organized by the TX Wheels of Justice in Conroe, TX. Eternally grateful for your sacrifice protecting the lives of those who needed the most. Your family have a Guardian Angel from above. May God bless you and your family always.

Francisco Herrero
Heroes Ride- TX Wheels of Justice

October 16, 2017

Prayers for you and your family and coworkers

Edna Reder

September 20, 2017

Rest in peace my brother.

Lt. (ret) Ray Flores

January 11, 2017

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered!
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. May you Rest In Peace.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations - HSI

December 30, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 2, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

July 17, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers for the family and Dept. of Detective
Andrew F. Faggio. Thank you for your service.

Jeffrey Wolf Training Director/Lt.
Western Region Detention Facility- SD

April 20, 2012

Detective Faggio, New England is bleeding blue this year. Far too many accross the nation are making the ultimate sacrifice and yours, so early in the year is no less painful now. A Police Officer doesn't have to have known his brother or sister to feel the pain of their loss but as painful as that is, we cannot feel what those who know and love you most are feeling. My heart and prayers go out to them.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 20, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of all comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join you in your agonizing grief & remember you in my prayers.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

March 2, 2012

My heart goes out to the family, friends and co-workers of this brave Officer. May God bring you peace and a speedy closure to this tragic event. Please remember, our brother will ALWAYS be a HERO and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR P.D.

March 1, 2012

Rest in peace brother. I pray for peace of mind and strength for your family, friends, and co-workers.

Sgt. Matt Allen
Granville PD Granville, WV

February 19, 2012

"Never forget what they did here. It is rather for us, the living, to be dedicated here to the great task remaining before us - that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."
President Lincoln
Your sacrifice and last full measure of devotion will not be forgotten. RIP Brother

Detective Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Missouri PD

February 9, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time 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 officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Detective Faggio. 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 Andrew 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 Andrew's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Andrew's life was about so much more than the way he died. Andrew will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Detective Faggio, 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 fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been nine years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

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

February 6, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Faggio. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Father God, bless this HERO Officers family with strength, peace, and comfort, that only YOU can provide. Bless the Department family as they cope with the loss. Be there, Lord, as they cry out to You in the midnight hour. Cause them to know that You are there and will never leave their side. I paise You and honor You, Lord, for hearing this prayer. In Jesus' Matchless Name, Amen.

Michael Cubberly, Disabled / Retired - HCDOC
Member: Honor Legion Police Departments of the State of NJ

February 4, 2012

Det. Faggio,
Sir, 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.


U.S. Border Patrol

January 30, 2012

These stories are terribel, never met any of them nor am I in law enforcement. Just stumbled upon this site. Really sad stories....


January 25, 2012

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

January 25, 2012

May Saint Michael lead you into paradise.
May those who have gone before you welcome you into their arms and take you to the throne of GOD.
Rest in Peace my Brother

Ptl,Thomas West
McKeesport Pa. PD

January 24, 2012

Rest in peace my Brother!
"Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Jack Garcia, Retired FBI

January 23, 2012

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