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New Haven officer killed in crash, second injured

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Associated Press - September 10, 2008 6:24 AM ET

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - New Haven police say the officer killed in a collision with another cruiser early today (WEDNESDAY) was a 17-year veteran of the department.
    Sgt. Dario Aponte, known to his fellow officers as Scott, died of injuries from the crash.
    New Haven police spokesman Officer Joseph Avery says a second person, Officer Diane Gonzalez, is hospitalized in extremely critical condition.
    Police say the cruisers were heading to a call about a domestic incident just after midnight when the collision occurred. A third vehicle was involved, but details were not available about whether that driver was injured.
    Aponte was a detective in the crime scene unit until his promotion to sergeant in July, when he switched to the overnight patrol shift.
    Police expect to release more information at a 10 a.m. news conference today (WEDNESDAY) at their headquarters.
    Connecticut State Police have been called in to investigate the crash.
  2. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Two arrested in incident that led to police death

    Associated Press - September 13, 2008 3:54 PM ET

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - New Haven police say they have arrested two people whose violent domestic dispute sparked an emergency response that resulted in a veteran sergeant's death.
    Authorities say city residents Ricky Williams and Evelyn Borrero are charged with breach of peace and domestic violence.
    Sgt. Dario "Scott" Aponte and Officer Diane Gonzalez were rushing to that incident after a 911 call when their cruisers collided late Tuesday.
    Aponte was killed and Gonzalez, who remains hospitalized, was critically injured.
    Williams and Borrero were being held today (SATURDAY) on the charges as fellow officers and other mourners were attending Aponte's funeral.
    Information was not immediately available on whether they had attorneys.

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