Danbury Police Department Mourn the Loss of Another Long-Time Veteran
It's been a tough week for the Danbury Police Department as they mourn the passing of another veteran officer.
Just last week, the Department got the news that longtime officer and Sargent David Cooney, who was a 20-year veteran of the force, had lost his battle with leukemia. Now, the Department was hit with more bad news yesterday after learning of the sudden passing of Officer Andrew Katkocin, who was a 12-year veteran of the Danbury PD.
The Department released the news of Officer's Katkocin's passing through the Danbury Police Departments Facebook page.
The Danbury Police Department released a statement regarding neighboring departments assisting the city until services are complete:
To make it possible for our personnel to attend services for both officers, you may encounter members of area police departments patrolling within Danbury and responding to your requests for assistance. The augmented service is temporary and will end when services are complete," Williams said. "We are thankful for all the support these agencies are providing and appreciate their willingness to assist our agency and community.
Lt. Mark Williams, who put up the Facebook post about Officer Andrew Katkocin, also commented that the Officer was well liked and respected by his peers, and everyone on the force of the Danbury Police Department.
Sargent Cooney who was laid to rest on Monday, spent 20 years with the Danbury PD, was a past president of the police union, and up until the time of his passing, was the supervisor of the departments Crime Scene Unit. He also served as an administrator for the departments record management system. Cooney's father Dennis also worked for the department for 21 years, and also died while he was still serving the department.
All of us here at Townsquare Media Danbury send our deepest condolences to all effected by these devastating losses.