State Police commander, who served as lead Sandy Hook investigator, dies after brief illness

State Police commander, who served as lead Sandy Hook investigator, dies after brief illness –Podgorski worked as commander of state crime lab and in Division of Homeland Security

17 Jun 2014 (CT) State police Maj. William Podgorski has died after suffering from a brief illness. Trooper Kelly Grant said Podgorski, 49, the Western District commander, died Monday after surgery. The illness was not disclosed. Podgorski led the Western District, which includes Troop A in Southbury, Troop B in Canaan, Troop G in Bridgeport and Troop L in Bantam. [See also: Release of Sandy Hook School Shooting Report Likely Delayed 29 May 2013. State police said Wednesday that the final investigative report on the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown may not be released until the end of September… State Police commanders discussed the new timetable at a meeting in the Litchfield barracks earlier this week. At that meeting, sources said, Maj. William Podgorski said part of the delay is redacting FBI reports to conform to state Freedom of Information laws. Podgorski oversees the Western District Crime Squad, the unit involved in the investigation.]

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