Conn. LEO honored for role in capture of suspect who fatally stabbed NYPD police explorer
The man was the 14th suspect in the fatal stabbing of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz
By PoliceOne Staff
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — A Connecticut trooper was recognized Tuesday for capturing a New York homicide suspect last summer.
Trooper First Class Jason Cassavechia apprehended the 14th suspect in the slaying of Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, WFSB reports. Guzman-Feliz was fatally stabbed and slashed by a group of suspected gang members outside of a bodega on June 20. The 15-year-old was an NYPD police explorer.
Cassavechia was named the 2018 Officer of the Year recipient by SecureWatch24 . The officer was aided by his K-9 partner, Favor on the day of the arrest.