Young Connecticut police officer dies from heart attack


GREENWICH, Conn. (AP/WTNH) — A young Connecticut police officer is being laid to rest days before Christmas after suffering a fatal heart attack last Tuesday.

Thirty-eight-year-old Greenwich Officer Justin Quagliani died off-duty while at home last Tuesday from a heart attack, according to his family. The funeral is being held Monday at St. Michael’s Church in Greenwich.

The West Haven resident received a commendation for saving a resident by performing CPR. He became an officer in 2015, fulfilling a dream. Quagliani is survived by his wife and 3-year-old daughter, as well as four brothers, a sister and father. 

According to the Greenwich Police Department, Quagliani “served in the United States Army and had attained the rank of Sergeant. He served as a MP during Operation Iraqi Freedom.”

In an in memoriam post on Facebook GPD wrote, “We wish to extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Justin and ask the public for its support during this difficult time.”

The Fairfield Police Department posted their condolences to the Greenwich Police Department Tuesday saying, “We further extend our thoughts and prayers to Officer ‪Quagliani‬’s family and friends and the entire Greenwich community during this difficult time. Rest in Peace!”

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