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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

[CT] PROSECUTION HALTED AGAINST TWICE ARRESTED OFFICER TCHORZYK

[Update: Southbury police officer Anton Tchorzyk took his own life on June 20th, 2011, while still on suspension, reportedly having completed family violence training and undergoing alcohol and anger management treatments. His and other officer suicides resulted in a conference to address the number of Connecticut officers committing suicide.]

News excerpts from Sept. - Oct. 2010

Because it's a career-ender, the term "domestic violence is never mentioned. The safey of the victim is never mentioned either.

SOUTHBURY POLICE OFFICER SUSPENDED AFTER SECOND MISDEMEANOR: ANTON TCHORZYK, A SOUTHBURY POLICE OFFICER, WAS SUSPENDED TUESDAY.
By Chris Duray
September 9, 2010
[Excerpts] ...According to first selectman Bill Davis, a Southbury police officer was suspended with pay Tuesday following his second arrest in two months. Middlebury police reports confirm officer Anton Tchorzyk, 45, was arrested Tuesday for disorderly conduct... Tchorzyk — who lives in Watertown and has been on the force for nine years — was arrested for breach of peace and harassment in January... [Full article here]

SOUTHBURY COP'S DISORDERLY CONDUCT CASE CONTINUED
Republican-American
September 30, 2010
[Excerpts] A criminal case involving a Southbury police officer has been continued until next month... [The girlfried, who is] Naugatuck's animal control officer, also said Tchorzyk threw Chinese food around her living room, court documents state. Tchorzyk, 45, of Watertown, wasn't present in court Wednesday... Tchorzyk was suspended with pay after his arrest. Tchorzyk, who has been on the force since 2001, had to surrender his gun and badge. [Full article here]

ANTON TCHORZYK WILL HAVE HIS NEXT COURT DATE OCT. 5. THE SUSPENDED OFFICER IS FACING A CHARGE OF DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
By Chris Duray
October 1, 2010
The Southbury Police Officer who was suspended with pay after his second arrest in two months had his trial continued to Oct. 5... After his first arrest — for breach of peace and harassment in January — Tchorzyk was suspended with pay for eight weeks and completed a family violence program before coming back to work in March. Tchorzyk, 45, has been on the police force for nine years... [LINK]

PROSECUTORS WILL NOT PURSUE CASE AGAINST SUSPENDED OFFICER
Southbury Patch
By Chris Duray
October 5, 2010
[Excerpts] Prosecutors chose not to pursue charges of disorderly conduct against a Southbury police officer and lifted a protective order against him, Tuesday. Anton Tchorzyk, 45 of Waterbury, was due in Waterbury Superior Court to enter a plea Tuesday. Instead lawyers for the state entered a nolle prosequi, which — without acquitting Tchorzyk or dismissing charges against him — formally halts action on a case, according to the court clerk's office. Terms of a nolle prosequi allow prosecutors to resume their case against Tchorzyk at any time within the next 13 months... [Full article here]
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7 comments:

  1. AnonymousJune 20, 2011

    I just her Anton Tchorzyk commited suicide sunday June 19th. cant find article.

    its very sad what being a police officer does and causes, so much help is needed for them, but like anything else they/you have to be the first to admit there is a problem to go and get help.

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  2. That is very sad to hear. People have a buffet of choices - what to do from where they are - and some choose suicide as the answer. I can only feel sadness for how dark and desolate a place that is from where it looks like the best answer.

    Sometimes it takes awhile to be made public. A non-controversial death in our community happened on June 13 and just yesterday the obituary was printed.

    Suicide is always sad news. Thank you for letting me know. It would be nice to hear that it was just a rumor, but we will see.

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  3. AnonymousJune 20, 2011

    I am very close to his mom call each other sis, I cant talk to her at this stage I am in another state and going nuts hee trying help and can't, i am disabled physically cant go to NY, I pray its a rotten joke someone played whoever called, but i doubt it knowing the limits of her family and her disability also, I need help as to help her and Tonys son Hunter, I am sick over this, moving on friday, and can't even hug Sis.Please any suggestions will help me with her coping, she was there always for me when my wonderful hubby past she was there, when I became disabled she didnt walk out on me as a friend, you find out who your friends and family are in crisis, I am so sorry to put this on here But I have no one, it helps me a wee bit, I apoligize to all.
    Tony was still a human being w/ feelings and a good person, just had big problems that should have been taken care of a long time ago, but the first is, you have to face the fact you have a problem before you can recieve help, he needed a lot of help and a lot of support, which he had none, people only hear/condem when things are negative, but not there to help.
    again thank you all so much.
    L

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  4. AnonymousJune 20, 2011

    his mom was told he was in his truck... I found this
    SOUTHBURY -- A Southbury police officer was found dead in his Watertown home early today.

    First Selectman H. William Davis Jr. said he had no further details about the death of Anton Tchorzyk Jr., a nine-year veteran of the resident trooper's office.

    He said that when Tchorzyk did not show up last night to work the midnight shift, the town sent a police officer to check on him at his Watertown home.

    “He is deceased,” Davis said. “The matter is under investigation by state police.”

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  5. leehoule@hotmail.comJune 22, 2011

    Dear L, Help is on the way.
    leehoule@hotmail.com

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  6. I am very sorry to learn of Officer Tchorzyk's painful despair that ultimately lead to his death. He was a young man in this day and definitely had sunny days ahead of him, that will no longer be able to unfold, I will pray for his soul, his family and fellow officers. I am sorry that a hero so many times over, did not have the help that he needed to keep him strong.
    May I humbly suggest, during these darker trying times no matter how tired you officers are, that you keep going to church with your family or at least by your selves for spiritual food and substance.

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  7. SOUTHBURY COP FOUND DEAD
    newstimes.com
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    A Southbury police officer was discovered dead Monday in his Watertown home, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said First Selectman Bill Davis. Davis told The Republican-American that Anton Tchorzyk was found by an officer dispatched to his house to check on his well-being after he failed to show up for his overnight shift Sunday. According to State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance, an investigation was under way. He said Western District Major Crime Squad investigators are still awaiting autopsy results from the state medical examiner's office. Tchorzyk was suspended from the force in September after he was charged with disorderly conduct. The nine-year veteran of the department had previously completed a family violence treatment program following a January 2010 arrest. "He had been on leave. He was arrested last year for a domestic dispute," Davis said. "He's been undergoing counseling for alcohol abuse and an anger management program. We thought he was well past that." Davis said under the terms of the program, Tchorzyk submitted a progress report to his office each month. "It's a tragic incident. Our hearts go out to the family. It's really a sad state of affairs," he said. "

    CONN. POLICE SUICIDES PROMPT TRAINING CONFERENCE
    newstimes.com
    DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press
    Updated 03:41 p.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2011
    No one has a good explanation for why four Connecticut police officers killed themselves from April to June. For law enforcement officials gathering at a conference Wednesday, the most important question now is how to prevent others from taking their own lives... [Full article here]

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    [CT] There's more to police suicides and officer-involved domestic murders than the officer, job stress, and ptsd

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