Greenwich Police Honored for Response to Despondent Resident

Master Police Officer Alan Pesce, along with Officers Patrick O’Connor, Anthony D’Arco, Sean Beattie, Det. Frederick Quezada, and Sergeant JD Smith were recognized for their excellent police work and coordinated response.

Master Police Officer Alan Pesce. Photo: Greenwich Police

The officers responded to a call about a despondent man who wanted to end his life. The man was armed with a firearm while inside his residence.

Sgt. Smith and MPO Pesce engaged the man in conversation, while the other officers were able to gain access to the home.

The man was taken into custody without incident and transported to a medical facility for assistance.

“Their quick actions and efforts de-escalated the situation that enabled this incident to be handled without any force or injuries to those involved,” Greenwich Police said in a statement posted on Facebook on Tuesday.