By Tiffany Williams –
We’re learning more this morning about three police officers shot in Bristol, Connecticut.
Sgt. Dustin Demonte and Officer Alex Hamzy of the Bristol, Connecticut Police Department were responding to a domestic incident Wednesday night in Bristol, Connecticut when they were both shot and killed. A third officer, Officer Alec Iurato of the Bristol Police Department also responded and was shot. PO Iurato is in serious condition.
Around 10:30 PM, Wednesday night Bristol Police received a 911 call for two brothers fighting at 310 Redstone Hill Road.
Upon arrival the suspect was outside the home and opened fire on the officers. One of the officers was pronounced deceased on scene, a second officer was pronounced deceased at the hospital and the third is in serious condition.
At this time the suspect has not been identified.
Sgt. Dustin Demonte was 35 and joined the Bristol Police Department in 2012. Sgt. Demonte was assigned to the patrol division and was a school resource officer. He was awarded Officer of the Year in Bristol in 2019. He was married with two children and his widow is pregnant with their third child.
Officer Alex Hamzey, a Bristol native was hired in 2014. He was 34, assigned to the patrol division and he was married.
Officer Alec Iurato was hired in 2018 and is assigned to the patrol division. He underwent surgery at St. Francis Hospital for the gunshot wound and is recovering.
Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould said, “Words can not express the sadness and grief.”
Bristol Mayor Jeff Caggiano said, “Today our hearts are broken. We are united in immeasurable grief.”