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Department Fires Police Officer Involved Fatal In Crash

Department Fires Police Officer Involved Fatal In Crash

Screen shot of released dashcam.

The Hartford Courant via YellowBrix

December 15, 2009

MILFORD, CT — Police commissioners in Milford Monday night fired a town police officer charged with manslaughter in a crash that killed two teenagers in June.

Commissioners agreed with Police Chief Keith Mello’s recommendation to fire Officer Jason Anderson of Milford.

The accident in Orange killed two 19-year-olds, David Servin and Ashlie Krakowski, both of Orange.

Related: Conn. Officer Charged In Fatal Crash Drove 94 MPH

Police say Anderson was driving 94 mph while returning from a mutual aid call in West Haven and didn’t have his emergency lights or siren on when the teens’ car turned in front of him on Route 1.

Anderson and his lawyer have declined to comment on the allegations.

Commissioners on Monday also suspended Officer Richard Pisani for 30 days without pay. Pisani was driving alongside Anderson that night.

Video Coverage of the Incident >>>


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    maxxoccupancy

    over 2 years ago

    328 Comments

    That's unacceptable behavior for two officers to be racing. The fact that two innocent teenagers were killed because of the recklessness of one man tells us that something is very wrong here.

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Just so sad, Such a tradgdy all around

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    unfortunate for all involved...

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23110 Comments

    At 94 MPH the failure to yield theory is pretty much out the window. Even running code that would violate departmental policy.

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    MIKIESPLACE

    over 4 years ago

    1366 Comments

    IT IS WHAT IT IS

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    ksphatcop

    over 4 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Cant blame the city for doing this....very stupid.

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    thestugots01

    over 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    94mph, really? Please tell me what the hell was so important to go that fast. The teens did pull in front of them, but if you learned about possible point of perception you can understand a little bit better why it was almost impossible for them to determine how fast the cop was traveling. His speed was so great they didnt have a chance to react. That is excessive speed, the end. If your number one goal as a police officer is to go home at the end of your shift, then why would you drive like this. Even in "emergency" situations you have to watch your speed and be careful. I dont give a crap what the call is. If you wreck you wont get there anyways. Sad for the teens as well as the officer. Maybe we can all learn a lesson from others mistakes.

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    grant319

    over 4 years ago

    1208 Comments

    For once I kinda have mixed feelings on this one. For one the officer shouldn't have been driving that fast, but then again the teens pulled out in front of him. I don't really know what to say on this one.

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    USvapd1919

    over 4 years ago

    156 Comments

    Very sad

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    10910 Comments

    Anyone know why the other officer was suspended ?? Article doesn't mention why. A tragedy for all involved, though.

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    Sheriff_1

    over 4 years ago

    8026 Comments

    Going to make for some interesting case law and trial.

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    hbg522

    over 4 years ago

    7006 Comments

    will be interesting IF a jury finds him not guilty. no doubt it was a matter of time, but is the timing now right? we will see.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Well... It was not "if" but "when"...
    It was only a matter of time...

    As I said before:
    Once upon a time... We were -all of us- young and foolish...

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    Lawful_Blue

    over 4 years ago

    1184 Comments

    Unacceptable carelessness in my opinion. His career is long gone............

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    hafahndlr

    over 4 years ago

    380 Comments

    I gave this a thumbs down for numerous reasons. It was an absolute tragic event that could have been avoided on both parts.

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