Officer Michael Pantera Death and Obituary, killed in crash two days after his retirement

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Officer Michael Pantera Death and Obituary: According to the authorities, an officer from the Hamden Police Department who had only recently retired was murdered in a car accident on Tuesday. Officer Michael Pantera was murdered in a car accident in North Branford on August 1, just two days after he retired from the police force, according to the authorities.

Twenty-four years were spent by him serving with the Hamden Police Department. According to the department, he had a genuine concern for the well-being of the community and had served the municipality with “honor and distinction.”

Acting Chief Timothy Wydra praised the deceased individual, saying in a statement that “He was always ready to lend a hand or volunteer to help an Officer or community member.” We are saddened by his passing and will always remember him as a sincere, loyal, industrious, and kind-hearted individual who left an impression on everyone he came in contact with.

Wydra stated that Pantera was “very proud to serve in the town where he was raised” and that he still had family members living in Hamden at the time of their conversation.

The department and Wydra extended their sympathies to the family following the loss of their loved one.

Officer Pantera “represent[ed] the best of our police department with many close and friendly interactions with our residents,” Hamden Mayor Lauren Garrett stated. “As a member of the Community Police Division and Bicycle Patrol Unit, Officer Pantera was assigned to the Bicycle Patrol Unit.”

Garrett issued an order that all flags in the municipality should be lowered to the half-staff position.