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Official Press Release From Connecticut State Police Regarding Passing of Retired State Trooper

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It is with deep regret that the Connecticut State Police announce the untimely passing of
retired Trooper First Class Patrick Dragon #705 of Brooklyn, CT.
TFC Dragon passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Hartford Hospital. TFC Dragon was
a proud member of the 107th Training Troop and entered the State Police Training Academy on
January 9, 1998. Upon graduation from the Academy, TFC Dragon served as a patrol trooper at
Troop D in Danielson, as a Resident Trooper in the town of Sterling, as a Detective in the
Eastern District Major Crime Squad and as a Detective in the Fire and Explosion Investigation
Unit. TFC Dragon was also a first responder to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in
Newtown. TFC Dragon retired from the State Police on February 1, 2018.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service for TFC. Dragon is being planned for the
Spring of 2021. Additional details will be announced as the information becomes available.

Written by: Mike Minarsky

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