Vigil for fallen Bristol officers to be held tonight – GNT NEWS

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight in front of the Bristol Police Department.

Signs of support for Bristol police are going up in the lobby of the police department following Wednesday night’s tragic shooting that claimed the lives of two officers and sent another to the hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

Community members are expected to come out in support of fallen officers Sgt. Dustin DeMonte and Alex Hamzy. Officers were responding to a 911 call from Redstone Hill Road when tragedy struck.

One witness said they fell into a trap. After being kicked out of the bar, the suspect went home, got into a domestic disturbance with his brother, called 911 at 10:29 p.m., then waited with an AR-15 rifle for officers to arrive, sources close to the investigation told NBC.

Photos: Strong support to honor fallen Bristol police officers

Attendees of the vigil are asked to bring their own candles for the vigil. No road closures are expected.

The vigil will be held across from the police department on North Main Street in the large parking lot.

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