Detective Andrew F. Faggio New Haven Police Department, Connecticut End of Watch: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Detective Andrew F. Faggio | New Haven Police Department, ConnecticutNew Haven Police Department, Connecticut

Detective Andrew F. Faggio

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut
End of Watch: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Biographical Info

Age: 46
Tour of Duty: 14 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: January 31, 2003
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Chief Dean M. Esserman
New Haven Police Department
1 Union Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
Phone: (203) 946-6316

Detective Andrew Faggio succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on January 31, 2003, while en route to a stakeout assignment at approximately 4:00 am.
He was cresting a hill on Durham Road, in Madison, when he encountered an oncoming vehicle in his travel lane. He swerved to avoid striking the vehicle, but his car spun around and struck a tree. Detective Faggio suffered severe head injuries and slipped into a coma, from which he never emerged.
Detective Faggio had served with the New Haven Police Department for 14 years at the time of the crash. He is survived by his wife and two children.

New Haven Police Detective Andrew Faggio died Wednesday morning, following a long battle with injuries sustained during an early morning crash in Janaury 2003 on Durham Road in Madison. Below is an announcement from the New Haven Police Department, along with details about where to send condolences, followed by information about the incident, published in 2003.


It is with deep sorrow, that Chief of Police Dean Esserman and the
members of  The New Haven Police Department announce the death of
veteran Police Detective Andrew Faggio.

Detective Faggio was on duty the morning of January 31, 2003, when he
suffered a serious brain injury after an accident. He was assigned to
the Detective Division’s Robbery Unit and was on his way to New Haven
to meet colleagues, on the trail of a bank robbery suspect. The accident
occurred in Madison, CT.

Detective Faggio passed early this morning, no longer able to battle
his injuries.

Andrew Faggio entered the Police Academy in April of 1988, and began
his career as a sworn Police Officer on October 10, 1988.
Faggio served as a Patrol Officer with periodic plain clothes
assignments until February, 1999, when he was promoted to Detective.
Detective Faggio was an exemplary Department member, looked up to and emulated by colleagues of all ranks. During his career, he had been
awarded two Letters of Commendation, two certificates of Meritorious
Service, an award for Outstanding Contribution, and a seemingly endless
number of letters of appreciation, submitted by those he helped over
the years.

His fellow Officers, many of whom had the good fortune to be trained by
him under the Field Training Officer Program, have been reflecting on
his good nature and the effectiveness of his Policing style.
He was committed to the people of New Haven. He took his work
personally and saw everything through to the end. His example is one
which will be passed on to generations of new Officers. To those who had
the pleasure to know and work along side him, his memory will be kept
alive forever.

Detective Faggio is survived by his wife, Jennifer Faggio, his two
sons, Andrew Jr, who is thirteen years old and Nicholas, who is nine
years old, his mother, Ann Faggio and his brother, Peter Faggio.
The funeral and wake will be from Iovanne’s Funeral Home, 11 Wooster
Place, New Haven. The calling hours will be from 3:00 PM till 8 PM, on
Friday, January 13, 2012. The funeral mass will be at St. George’s Roman Catholic Church, 33 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT. It will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The burial will be immediately following the Funeral Mass. It will be at Alderbrook Cemetery on Boston Street in Guilford.
The above notice was submitted by Officer David B. Hartman, Office of the Chief, New Haven Police Department. To send condolences or for additional information, he can be reached at Officer David B. Hartman, Office of the Chief, New Haven Police Department, 1 Union Avenue New Haven, CT 06519.


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