Newington Police Department mourns loss of one of their own

Officer Alan Tancreti.
Officer Alan Tancreti.(Newington Police Department)
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 2:22 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2022 at 9:13 PM EDT
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NEWINGTON, CT (WFSB) - The Newington Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its officers.

The department said Officer Alan Tancreti passed away after an unexpected medical emergency on October 1. He was off duty and at home.

“Words can not express the tremendous loss our family feels after losing Alan,” Newington police said.

Officer Tancreti , who was known as “Tank,” was ambitious and caring, the department said.

“Alan above all else was a dedicated father to his three children,” police said.

A fund was started to support Officer Tancreti’s children. Those who would like to donate can make checks payable to Christine Tancreti and send to:

“We thank the community and our law enforcement partners for the outpouring of support and ask that you pray for the Tancreti family as well as our Newington Police family during this extremely difficult time,” said the Newington Police Department.

A fund was established to support his three children. If you are interested in donating, checks could be made payable to Christine Tancreti and can be sent to:

The Children of Alan Tancreti

PO Box 527

West Haven, CT 06516