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Statement of U.S. Attorney Vanessa Roberts Avery on the Line of Duty Death of Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

“This is a sad day for law enforcement and a sad day for all of us in Connecticut, and I offer my heartfelt condolences to his wife, two young children, family, friends, and colleagues in the Connecticut State Police.  Trooper Pelletier’s life and stellar career, which included service on a federal task force charged with fighting violent crime in the Hartford area, was cut way too short by this senseless event.  His death provides a terrible, but necessary, reminder of the dangers that all members of law enforcement face every day.  Their work to keep our communities safe, to keep our streets and roads safe, is never routine.”

Updated May 31, 2024