by James Howell | November 08, 2013
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – AFSCME Public Safety is determined to add a name to the National Police Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC – that of Detective Andrew Faggio, a member of the New Haven, Conn., Police Union, AFSCME Local 530.
Faggio died in 2012 from injuries suffered in the line of duty nine years earlier. In 2003, he was reporting to a stakeout of a bank robbery and carjacking suspect when he was in a car accident. He suffered traumatic brain injuries, leaving him in a “minimally conscious state” until his death in 2012.
This past September, Detective Faggio’s name was added to the New Haven Police Department Memorial. To commemorate our fallen brother, AFSCME is leading the charge to have Detective Faggio honored in Washington, DC, at the National Law Enforcement Memorial.
“My husband dedicated his life to keeping New Haven safe,” said Jen Faggio, wife of the late Detective Faggio. “Not only did he risk his life willingly every day for our community, he was an amazing husband and an amazing dad of two young boys, who deserve to see their dad memorialized in the way he deserves. I am a better person for having him for the short time I did, and our community is a better place because of his service.”
“By signing this petition we can ensure the memory of Brother Faggio not only remains in the hearts of his wife, young sons, family and friends, but that his dedication, hard work and commitment to the job are cemented in our nation’s capital,” said Local 530 Pres. Louis Cavaliere, Jr. “He would do the same for any one of us.”
“AFSCME is committed to honoring our fallen heroes and has dedicated considerable resources to the creation of the national memorial,” said James Lyman, chair of the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee and AFSCME Council 82 Executive Director. “We stand with our brothers in Connecticut to honor a great man.”
James Howell is Eastern Region Director at AFSCME. He is a retired New Haven police officer.
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