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 Police1 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.


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Posted by Connecticut State Police on Tuesday, April 9, 2019


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