Connecticut State Police have announced the untimely passing of retired Trooper First Class, Patrick Dragon #705 of Brooklyn, CT. Dragon passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Hartford Hospital. According to numerous reports including NBC Connecticut, Dragon died from COVID-19.
Trooper First Class Dragon was a first responder to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown.
State Police say that 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.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family," State Police say.