The CT Law Enforcement Memorial

In 1985 members of the Connecticut Police Chief's Association formed a statewide committee to ensure that a permanent memorial would be erected to honor all officers local, state and federal who had lost their lives while serving the citizens of the State of Connecticut.

In 1989 after four years of fund raising efforts, the first pieces of granite began to arrive at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden. After several months of construction and years of raising the necessary funds the Memorial was dedicated in October 1989.

The Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial is a fitting tribute and a constant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that law enforcement officers make on behalf of everyone.

Chief Daniel Hayes
Ansonia, 12-07-1880

LT. William S Gordon
Norwich, 07-07-1881

Off. Thomas Cummims
New Haven, 11-26-1855

Chief Louis Drucker
New Canaan, 01-25-1888

Off. Patrick McGovern
New Haven, 07-07-1901

Off. Hugh McKeon
New Haven, 07-31-1901

Off. Paul Mendelssohn
Waterbury, 03-10-1903

Off. Ellsworth G Dietz
Bridgeport, 03-08-1910

Off. Patrick B Driscoll
Jewett City, 02-16-1913

Off. Danial J Lane
Waterbury, 08-07-1913

Det. Bennett W Donnan
New Haven, 11-01-1915

Const. Robert Kappenburg
East Hartford, 1916

Off, John E Durkin
New Haven, 11-02-1918

Const. William P Madden
Manchester, 01-30-1919

Off. Patrick F Cannon
New Haven, 03-05-1919

Off. Patrick I Shea
New Haven, 10-19-1919

Off. Thomas M Knevet
Hartford, 11-28-1919    

Insp. John J Danahue
Waterbury, 08-02-1920

Tpr Trainee Stanley C Hellberg
State Police, 06-01-1921

Tpr. Pearle E Roberts, State Police

Sgt. John H Kane, Norwich

Off. Lawrence Murphy
New Haven, 07-23-1924

Off. James Skelly
New Britain, 10-12-1924

Off. William J Stokes
Waterbury, 05-02-1925

Tpr. Bartholomew M Skelly
State Police, 11-14-1925

Off. Joseph T Robbins
New Haven, 06-25-1926

Off. James Alexander
New Haven, 10-14,1927

Off. William W Bowman
Darien, 11-18-1927

Tpr. Irving H Nelson
State Police, 04-06-1928

Tpr. Lloyd J Eukers
State Police, 07-21-1928

Off. William J Robbins
Greenwich, 05-17-1929

Off. Raymond Zoller
West Haven, 12-28-1929

Off. James McNamee
Bristol, 01-19-1930

Sgt. Frank Stratton
Norwalk, 10-14-1930

Off. Matthew J McNally
Waterbury, 11-20-1930

Off. George Zint
Stratford, 07-12-1932

Off. Jack Palmer
Ridgfield, 07-31-1932

Tpr. Leonard H Watson
State Police, 10-22-1932

Det. Joseph P Sullivan
New Haven, 01-23-1932

Const. Edward F Ryan
Watertown, 01-27-1933

Sgt. Michael J Carroll
Norwich, 12-11-1934

Off. Walter Koella
New Haven, 03-16-1935

Const. John B Decarli
Ellington, 08-31-1935

Sgt. Thomas P Keamey
Bridgeport, 09-29-1935

Off. Wilfred Walker
Bridgeport, 09-29-1935

Off. Frank Gwiazdowski
Norwich, 10-11-1936

Off. Timothy Foley
Southington, 01-04-1938

Off. Edward H Wendland
New Haven, 05-21-1938

Off. Andrew L Schlechtweig
Stamford, 05-26-1938

George D Kelley
Stamford, 07-08-1938

Off. Daniel T O'Connell
New Haven, 08-15-1938

Off. James W Burns
Bristol, 05-29-1941

Off. John E Palmstier
Waterbury, 07-20-1941

Sgt. Charles F Hill
State Police, 11-06-1941

Off. Milton Hodder
Hamden, 04-22-1943

Tpr. Joseph P Jesmonth
State Police, 07-20-1943

Off. Joseph P McCormack
Greenwich, 02-09-1944

Off. Ernest W Schilke
Bristol, 05-17-1944

LT. Kenneth W Stevens
State Police, 06-06-1944

Off. William V. Tickey
Bridgeport, 05-20-1946

Off. William F Schreiber
Stratford, 07-31-1946

LT. Frank A Starkel
State Police, 07-19-1948

Sgt. William Grabeck
New Britain, 11-05-1951

Tpr. Ernest J Morse
State Police, 02-13-1953

Det James J Butler
Greenwich, 01-18-1954

Det. Ralph Palma
New Haven, 06-13- 1954

Off. Joseph Pych
Enfield, 12-25-1954

Charles Yodkins
St.Farmington, 08-19-1955

Robert J Keating
Danbury, 10-16-1955

Agent Richard P Horan
F.B.I, 04-18-1957

David D Troy
Stamford, 07-07-1960

Tpr. James W Lamnert
State Police, 10-29-1960

Off. Leonard J Lamanna
Waterbury, 11-18-1961

Off. Sherrold H Gortom
Norwalk, 06-20-1962

Tpr. Joseph M Stoba, Jr.
State Police, 08-06-1962

Off. Henry W Jennings
Hartford, 05-25-1964

Off. H.Kenneth Couch
New Milford, 06-03-1964

Off.Frank Donarumo
Hamden, 07-27-1964

Off. Louis P Rienzo
New Haven, 10-27-1964

Off. William Rich
Shelton, 12-27-1964

Off. James Cavanaugh
Fairfield, 04-11-1966

Off. Farris J Resha
Winsted, 11-02-1966

Lt. Paul J Beaupre
Bloomfield, 12-19-1967

Off. Joseph O'Brien
Windsor Locks, 12-24-1968

Off. Francis X Fenton
Hartford, 03-28-1969

Off. Frank T Hawley
New Haven, 01-31-1970

Sgt.Nicholas W Fera
Norwalk, 07-09-1971

Agent Clifford J Dielrich
Secret Service, 05-26-1973

Off. William McNamara
Stamford, 12-17-1973

Off. John Monlabana
Trumbull, 11-02-1974

Tpr. Carl P Moller
State Police, 02-13-1976

Off. John Daley
Hartford, 07-29-1977    

Off. Robert M Holcomb
Plainville, 11-21-1977

Det. Edward T Cody
Hartford, 04-16-1979

Off. Timothy Laffin Sr.
North Haven, 05-29-1980

Off. Gerald DiJoseph
Bridgeport, 11-28-1980

Const. Thomas D Jahelka
East Haddam, 04-07-1981

Off. Kenneth E Bateman
Darien, 05-31-1981

Off. Robert F Stankye
Orange, 09-03-1981

Off. Marco Carias
Norwalk, 03-20-1982

Agent Ariel Rios
ATF, 12-02-1982

Lt. Thomas E Carney
State Police, 12-02-1982

Off. Jeffrey Casner
Berlin, 02-02-1985

Tpr. James Savage
State Police, 01-22-1986

Off. Daniel S Wasson
Milford, 04-12-1987

Off. Nelson J Belliveau
Bloomfield, 09-03-1987

Insp. James A Buczel
U.S Customs, 10-09-1988

Tpr. Jorge A Agosto
State Police, 11-22-1989

Off. Nancy E Nichols
Naugatuck, 03-17-1991

Tpr. Russell Bagshaw
State Police, 06-05-1991

Off. James A Martin
New Canaan, 07-24-1991

Aux. Tpr. Edward W Truelove
State Police, 11-13-1992

Off. Walter T Williams III
Waterbury, 12-18-1992

Off. William Snyder
Groton City, 01-16-1994

Aux.Tpr. Phillip A Mingione
State Police, 05-25-1994

Off. Thomas R Toohey
Hartford, 05-15-1996

Officer James Spignesi
Conn DEP, 11-20-1998

Officer Brian Aselton
E-Hartford, 01-23-1999

Sgt. George R Dingwall
Middletown, 01-28-2000

Officer Joseph N. Sachatello III
Montville, 01-23-2003

Master Police Officer Peter J. Lavery

Officer Daniel P Picagli
New Haven, 10-21-2006

Sgt. Dario S Aponte
New Haven , 09-10-2008

Sergeant Orville Smith
Shelton 07-07-2010

Trooper First Class Kenneth Hall
State Police 09-02-2010

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Memorial Location

The Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial is centrally located at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden:

285 Preston Avenue
Meriden, CT 06450-4875

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