- 72 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 17, 1943
- Place of birth:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
- Date of passing: May 28, 2015
- Place of passing:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
|Let the memory of Daniel be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved father, Daniel Domkowski, 72, born on February 17, 1943. He left this world on May 28, 2015.
Daniel was born in Bridgeport Connecticut and lived in the area his entire life. He was the eldest son of Constance and Elizabeth Domkowski. His younger brother, David, predeceases him. Daniel was married twice. His first wife was Barbara Wilson. They were married for 21 years and had two children, Patrick Domkowski of Florida and Michele Bissenden of Connecticut. He later married Carol Bocchino of Stratford. They were married for 25 years and had one son, Joseph Domkowski also of Stratford Connecticut. His four grandchildren, Lydia Bissenden of Connecticut and Caleb, Madeline and Havalah Domkowski of Florida, also survive him.
Dan proudly served on the Bridgeport Police Department from July 1967 to April 2014. He worked for many years in Platoon 1 with a great group of guys and really enjoyed it. After Dan became a detective he joined the Narcotics and Vice Squad and worked there for many years. He enjoyed his police work very much and made many friends through the years.
Dan was proud of and loved all of his children very much.
After a tragic car accident while working, Dan underwent surgery and suffered complications that left him paralyzed. His last two years were very difficult. We will remember most our memories of him when we were younger. Our summer days at Pleasure beach or going out for pizza at Pepe’s in New Haven. He enjoyed spending time with Carol and Joey vacationing at Block Island and trips to Vermont to see his life long friend, Jack Sherry.
Rest in peace in Dad. We love you.
Patrick, Michele and Joe.
"I worked with Danny for years in narcotic and vice and it was a pleasure working with him
I was working one night and Danny was off Duty and was sitting in his car on Barnum Ave when A armed man came up to Dannys window and hit him in the face with a gun and demanded money
Danny drew his off duty weapon and killed this armed robber, I was the very first officer on the scene, Danny's face was bleeding from being pistol whipped, the assailant was lying dead on the ground by Danny's car, he was one tough cop Danny was, proud to have known and worked with you my brother"
"I was an officer in platoon one, Dan was someone I could always count on to complete an assignment, never any back talk, never an argument, did the job. If we ever had to serve in the military together, Dan would be one guy I would want to share a fox hole with. You will long be remembered."
"Dan it was a pleasure working with you through the years, we were partners in Amber 23, you were a great cop and friend, you will be missed brother, you are one of the original band of brothers, RIP brother. Prayers to both his family's"
"Dan, I didn"t forget what today is, I wish I could say happy birthday to you in person. Latter, Your friend, Jack"
"All, it is with a very heavy heart that Sue and I learned of my cousin Danny's passing just today. I fondly remember coming over to the house on Barnum Ave after school at Kolbe HS with my cousin and his younger brother Dave. Quite often Danny would come by with his white Thunderbird and the three of us would have a quick adventure until my dad would come by heading back from work to pick me up and head home.
To all we wish you peace and love.
Bob & Sue Domkowski, Milford, CT"
"A memorial Mass will be said at St. Gabriel's Church for Dan on May 29, 2016. Time passes but we will always remember the good times and laughs we had with Dan."
"Happy Birthday Dad. Miss you each day. Love you!"
"Happy Birthday Dan. Visited your beautiful grandchildren in Florida this past weekend. I am glad to think of you without your pain and will always remember the really fun times we all had."
"Happy birthday, Dan. You are missed."
"Happy Birthday Dad. We miss you and love you."
"I just came onto this site. Did not know it existed. Dan and I were friends from 5 years old. The 68 years we were separated at times a great distance but still managed to get together. Before his accident we spoke of what he wanted to do after retiring. He was proud of his kids and if the subject came up he gave me the latest update. He came to Vermont as often he could. When I was in Florida, he came there . He is missed by all who knew him. Later Dan. Jack"
I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. He is now at peace, having endured a very difficult last two years. He was a funny man, great story teller, committed police officer, and loving father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. RIP Dan Domkowski"
"We were saddened to hear of Dan's passing. He meant so much to so many. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time, and always. Love to the Domkowski family. Marilyn and Roger DuBois"
"Thank you to all the kind words people have left after visiting our dad's memorial site. We have enjoyed reading them and appreciating how many lives Dan touched in his work. They have helped us heal and have closure. God Bless you all."
"To Dan's family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of Dan. I had the pleasure of meeting him in our rookie class of 14 in July 1967 . I worked with him, partied with him and knew the real cop he was. Have many fond memories. Rest in peace my good friend. God Bless you and your family."
"Dan and I rode together back in the early 70s in Amber 23, great guy, great partner, great family man. Always remember the great times we had. Rest in peace my brother. Save a seat for me when the time comes and we'll ride together again. My condolences to the Domkowski family, Dan is one of the band of brothers."
"Dan enters a realm with many very special men who did there very best on the Police dept. He will be in the company of many brothers in blue who have gone before Him. My prayers to the family at this difficult time. But know that He will be looking down on you with His smile and cigar.. God Bless"
"Danny we met during as I was assisting on a Search Warrant in the Hollow in the early 90's.. From there I saw what I thought the job was all about (discretion, loyalty, brotherhood and of course FUN). At the end of my career you were partnered with My old Partner Popeye to most (Poppie to me). I learned I was eating peanuts wrong and throughing half of it away. We had times in my life I will never forget, thank you so much!
To the Domkowski's I wish you peace and happiness though this time, he was so proud of his big boys (made #1 Heart Doc). Always know he Loved all of his family... RIP"
"Michele, Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We all appreciate the work Dan did protecting the citizens of Bridgeport, it is a challenging job for which we are grateful.We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers.
"Condolences to Dan's Family. Another one of us for St. Michael's Army
"I never saw Dan in his full uniform regalia but he was a fun part of our family for many years. He advised me in those days when I had a heavy foot on the gas pedal what to do and avoid. He never gave me permission to use his name if stopped but I might have done that once or twice after all he was my brother-in-law! Rest in Peace, Dan. Betty"
"DAN WILL MISS YOU,YOU WERE GREAT TO WORK WITH MAY GOD KEEP SAFE,AS YOU DID FOR THE PEOPLE OF BRIDGEPORT MAY YOU REST IN PEACE"
"Dan, thank you for protecting our streets for so many years. You will never be forgotten and know that you are missed by many. Rest in peace."
"Dearest Dan, thank you for all the good times we had through the years when we were young and in love and for our beautiful children Patrick and Michele.
When I look back in my mind's eye, I remember some memories of great happiness......I will treasure these the most.
Til we meet again.....
"I'm so sorry for your loss. Danny was a great cop. A cops cop who will be sadly missed. Danny worked with my dad before I joined the force. Danny would tell me stories about my dad that I will cherish forever. I had the honor of knowing and working with Danny. He loved his family very much. One of the toughest cops there was. R.I.P. My brother. Save me a seat up there and thank you. Again to his family I'm so sorry for your loss.
Retired Patrolman Terry Lambert"
"Barbara, Michele and Patrick, I will always remember my Uncle Dan's unique laugh and ready smile. When I first met him, and for a very long time afterword he was always in terrific shape, He took great care of himself and he set an example that to this day I try to follow. I know he loved you all very much and I am relieved that he is no longer suffering.My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Love always - Rick"
"Great man... worked with him early in my career in narcotics and vice. Always had a good laugh with him. He shared great stories. RIP Brother"
"I got on the job in 1998, and i could always remember when calling for the detective Bureau Domkowski and Sherbo responding to the scenes. They were like professional Abbot and Cosetello . It did not matter what type of scene it was , they would always be very professional, but would make the parties involved and the cops covering the incident laugh. The stories Dom would tell with his side kick sherbo always made the guys laugh .he will always be remembered for getting the job done and a great funny man that lightened the stresses of police work for all that encountered him. RIP Brother of the blue your stories will be passed on from generations to generations . You will never be forgotten and i know you are eatching over all of us."
"Dear Domkowski Family,
I offer by sincere condolences. I was on the "Job" from 1985 to 2005, and knew Danny. He truly was a "Cop's Cop", loved his job very much. It is a pleasure and honor to call him one of my "Brothers in Blue"."
"Michele, I am so sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there for you and hug you. We will be back in 2 years."
"Patrick, Michele, and family, so sorry for you. Dan is at peace and not hurting any more. God bless and keep you in his care."
"So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family."
"Our deepest condolences Patrick & Michele. Your dad was a great guy. I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with him. Good thoughts & prayers to you & your family."
"Dad, I will miss you each day, but find comfort that you are in a better place. I am glad we got to spend a lot of time together when you were at Gaylord. Always a fighter, as you have taught me to be, I hold on to that strength now to get through this difficult time. In my heart forever."
"So sorry to hear about Dan. Prayers to you all in this trying time"
"Dan was a good father, cop and friend. He loved to laugh and loved life, his friends, family and a good cigar. See you on the other side Dan. Hugs and prayers from our family to yours. The Browns
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life's been full, I've savoured much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow."
"Dan will always be remembered in the Evans family as a person with a hilarious sense of humor and a good neighbor and friend. We will miss you, Dan. Prayers go out to Patrick, Michelle, and the rest of the family."
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