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RIP Bristol CT Police Sgt. Dustin DeMonte And Police Officer Alex Hamzy (Fundraiser For Their Families Inside)

Two highly respected police officers were killed Wednesday night and a third seriously wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Connecticut, their police chief said.

“Sadly, we lost two exceptional Bristol police officers. And a third was seriously injured as a result of senseless violence,” Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould said Thursday. “To our fallen officers’ families, we will never forget the sacrifice your loved ones have made.”

Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bristol police received a 911 call about a possible domestic incident between two siblings, Connecticut State Police Sgt. Christine Jeltema said.

“When officers arrived, they were immediately met with a suspect outside,” Jeltema said.

“Shots were fired, fatally wounding one officer on scene,” she said. “Two other officers were transported to area hospitals. A second officer was pronounced deceased, and a third officer sustained serious injuries.”

The suspect also was shot and killed at the scene, Jeltema said.

“The suspect’s brother was also shot and transported to an area hospital,” she said. “His status at this time is unknown.”

My hometown of Bristol CT lost two of their bravest last Wednesday. Sgt. Dustin DeMonte and Officer Alex Hamzy were killed in a "deliberate act to lure law enforcement". Their heroic swift response to a bogus "domestic dispute" call was met with immediate gunfire which cost them both their lives and injured Officer Alec Iurato.

Sgt. Dustin DeMonte, 35, is survived by his wife and two kids, with another on the way, siblings and parents. He served as a school resource officer in Bristol schools, was an advisor for the cadet program, and Silver Star winner, Officer of the month, and 2019 Officer of the Year. 

Officer Alex Hamzy, 34, is survived by his wife, parents, and two sisters. A Bristol Eastern High School 2006 graduate, Hamzy committed himself to giving back to his community, serving on Central Region Emergency Response Team, and as an advisor for the cadet program.

Two of my childhood friends work for Bristol Police Department. I can't imagine what they or their families are going through right now.

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