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Chief State's Attorney Patrick J. Griffin Statement on the Deaths of Bristol Police Sergeant Dustin DeMonte and Officer Alex Hamzy and the Wounding of Officer Alec Iurato


"Today, I join with New Britain State’s Attorney Christian M. Watson and the entire Division of Criminal Justice in expressing our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of Bristol Police Sgt. Dustin DeMonte and Officer Alex Hamzy who were tragically killed in the line of duty on Wednesday night. We are praying and hopeful that Officer Alec Iurato is able to fully recover from injuries he suffered in the tragedy. 

There is an ever-present danger in being a member of law enforcement, yet every day the men and women in uniform go out into the community to ensure that the citizens of Connecticut are safe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officers’ loved ones, the Bristol Police Department, and the Bristol community as we all mourn the unspeakable loss of Sgt. Demonte and Officer Hamzy and pray for a swift recovery for Officer Iurato."