Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Dustin Demonte

Bristol Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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Reflections for Lieutenant Dustin Demonte

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Lieutenant Demonte. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Bristol Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 26, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother. Lt. Demonte you were gone to soon. God bless you and your Family. Condolences to the Bristol Police Dept

Retired Nassau Bay Texas Police Officer
Nassau Bay Texas Police Dept.

October 25, 2022

Sergeant Demonte, we do not mourn the animal who murdered you, but we mourn you and celebrate your life. You are truly a hero. You and Officer Hamzy's sacrifice is painful reminder of the risks faced every single day, no matter where we work. It's been a very tough year.

I wish to also honor your family, the one at work and especially those who know and love you best. So long as they keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone from them, but it will not lessen the pain and sorrow.

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

Additionally, Officer Iurato, Thank God that animal didn't get all of you, especially where you were able to end the rampage. I pray for a full and timely recovery. You have the respect of millions for your bravery and marksmanship. You saved the lives of every Officer who was on the way to assist at the scene. God Bless you, too, Brother. We watched the body cam footage. Again, God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 22, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you so much for the service you provided for us here in Bristol. We will never forget the positive impact you made on our community. Your legacy will continue as the cadet and students you worked with and inspired become police officers in the future.

Mellissa Dombroski

October 22, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sergeant Dustin Demonte. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Sergeant Demonte will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

October 21, 2022

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C.Proft Chief Criminal Deputy (Retired)
Island County Sheriff's Office

October 19, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

October 19, 2022

I pray with you and your family. I am sorry. Stay strong and continue to get the help that is needed to do so because life is difficult enough already. I will continue to do my job as a police officer for those can not. Thank you to you and families for your ultimate sacrifice. Including the ones that are veterans. Semper Fi.

Ofc. LaVallee
NSA Washington Police Department

October 17, 2022

Rest in peace brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.......

Detective Sergeant Edward Carlile
Northfield Village (OH) PD

October 17, 2022

To Sergeant Dustin Demonte's family, friends and coworkers; I am terribly sorry for your loss. I hope you may find comfort knowing that God and the American Citizens all grieve the loss with you. Dustin's sacrifice will not be forgotten. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 17, 2022

Rest in Peace brother

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

October 17, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

October 16, 2022

Sgt. Demonte,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

October 16, 2022

Rest In Peace, Sgt. Demonte. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

October 15, 2022

Your sacrifice will Never Be Forgotten Sir. This one really hits home in my family, as Mom was pregnant with me and already had two sons when Dad made the Ultimate Sacrifice over 58 years ago.

Son of Fallen Maine State Trooper Charle
Son of Fallen Maine State Trooper

October 15, 2022

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten by those who care. The Lord will take you to his home and you will have a special seat. The department will watch over your family and you can watch from the heavens.


October 15, 2022

Sergeant Demonte, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing, and for the baby in the womb who will never feel the love of its dad. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 15, 2022

Thank you for your duty and service


October 15, 2022

Rest In Peace Sgt DeMonte, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Fair winds and following seas brother, we have the watch.

Department of Veteran Affairs Police Department Detroit Michigan

October 14, 2022

Rest in Peace Sergeant Dustin Demonte! Thank you for your 10 years of service with the Bristol Police Department, in Connecticut. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife and your three children during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

October 14, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 14, 2022

Rest In Peace. There are few this brave, as they were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for others.

State Game Warden Daniel Clancy
Utah Division of Wildlife

October 14, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Dustin Demonte, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the third officer who was wounded for safe and speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 14, 2022

Rest in peace hero. God bless your service, memory, family and friends. I pray that God will give your family the strength and courage to face each day as it comes.

John Douglas
Georgia State Senate, Retired

October 14, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Dustin Demonte and the extended law enforcement family of the Bristol Police Department, Connecticut.

End of Watch Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 14, 2022

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