With sad news the Courant is reporting that South Windsor Police Sergeant Matthew Mainieri died Sunday afternoon while he was off duty in South Carolina attempting to break up a fight. He was a 20 year veteran of the South Windsor Police Department.
The Courant reported that Mainieri died at Grand Strand Medical Center of a head injuries sustained in an assault. The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Department arrested Kelton Jess Todd, 21 years old, on assault charges. Additional charges may be added pending further investigation.
Deputy Chief Scott Custer stated, “We have lost a wonderful officer, supervisor, and friend.” Deputy Chief Custer went on to say, “That’s who Matt was, someone who always helped those who needed help, anytime and anyway he could.”
Sgt. Mainieri was hired in 1998 as a community police officer. He rose through the ranks to become a sergeant while serving in both the traffic and detective divisions. He was also a member of the regional Emergency Services Team.
He received numerous awards and decorations throughout his career.
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and the South Windsor Police Department.