On September 7, an adolescent motorist rammed into their patrol car, killing 34-year-old Hartford police officer Robert Garten and badly injuring another.
Richard Barrington, 18, a student in the eleventh grade, stopped the young motorist on Wednesday night for failing to obey a traffic light. Police found that the car’s registration had been cancelled during the traffic encounter.
The officers then pursued the adolescent after he attempted to flee the scene. The defendant is said to have driven through two red lights while being pursued and struck a police vehicle driven by Robert Garten and Officer Brian Kearney.
Robert Garten tragically perished as a result of the collision and his wounds. Officer Kearney was critically hurt in the collision and was brought to the hospital, where his condition was said to be stable.
What happened to Robert Garten?
In Hartford, Connecticut, a police officer chased a teenage driver who attempted to elude a traffic stop, ran two red lights, and struck a police vehicle.
Officer Robert “Bobby” Garten, 34, was a veteran of the force with eight years, and he unfortunately passed away after a vehicle that was evading a traffic stop hit a police cruiser late on Wednesday night.
cop Kearney, another cop, was critically hurt in the collision but is now in stable condition at the hospital.
After the motorist violated a traffic light, Hartford police officers tried to halt a Honda Accord on Broad Street that had a cancelled registration. Richard Barrington, an 18-year-old Hartford resident who is enrolled in the 11th grade, is the driver.
When the police stopped Barrington for disobeying a traffic light, they looked at his license plate and saw that the car’s registration had been revoked. Barrington attempted to evade the traffic stop, ran two red lights, and struck the police car that was equipped with emergency lights and a siren.
He was treated at a hospital, released, and then detained after allegedly breaking several laws, including failing to heed a traffic signal, failing to renew registration, misusing license plates, and interfering with authorities.
He was treated at a hospital, released, and then detained and accused of a number of offences, such as disobeying a traffic control signal, failing to renew the registration, misusing license plates, and interfering with police.
On Thursday, in a press conference, the Hartford Police Department lost in a fog of grief, paid homage to Officer Robert Garten as the flags outside the building flew at half-staff.
Police Chief Jason Thody described Garten as a devoted officer who lived for his job and praised his exemplary service in the department.
Robert Garten Obituary
Robert Garten will be buried soon but his family is yet to make public his funeral or obituary arrangement.