Alex Hamzy, son, brother, husband and loving friend was taken from us on October 12, 2022. Alex was born on December 16, 1987 in Bristol where he attended Bristol Eastern High School, and before his untimely death served his community beloved for eight years (2014-2022) as a member of the Bristol Police Department. Alex was incredibly proud of his profession and served his hometown with conviction and integrity.
Alex leaves behind his wife Katie Scott Hamzy; his parents Ahmad and Salma Hamzy; her sisters Donna Hamzy Carroccia and her husband Kevin and Rania Hamzy Audi and her husband Jamil and her two nephews; his stepfather Jeffrey Scott and his wife Kim; his brother-in-law Kenny Scott and his wife Madu; and her sisters-in-law, Natalie Scott and her boyfriend Dan Toohey, and Christine Norton and her husband Patrick.
Alex was one in a million; her smile would light up a room. He was always in a good mood and brightened up even the darkest days with his contagious laugh. Alex was devoted to his family and friends, he loved spending time with them, especially his loving parents, whom he never allowed to need or want anything; his beautiful wife Katie and their adorable dog Gizmo, whom he adored so much; her sisters, her first friends; their husbands, with whom he shared a special bond; and his nephews, who were the light of his life.
When he wasn’t spending time with his family, he spent it with his lifelong friends. Growing up as an only son, his friends were his brothers. He would often say how lucky he felt to have so many brothers in childhood through adulthood, where he later met so many more of his brothers in law enforcement. Alex’s love was selfless and he would never turn down an opportunity to be there for the people he loved. Alex had a need for speed and to say he was a BMW M-Series enthusiast would be an understatement. Alex was passionate about his fitness, which helped offset his addiction to sweets and desserts. Alex was a lifelong Yankees and Patriots fan, a contradiction only those of us from Connecticut can understand.
As an officer with the Bristol Police Department, Alex was a long-time advisor to the Bristol Police Explorer Cadet Program. A unique policing learning experience through instruction, demonstrations and hands-on training. Alex was passionate about teaching young adults the values necessary to be successful in serving their community with integrity and commitment. In April 2021, Alex was selected to join the Central Regional Emergency Response Team (CR-ERT) or SWAT, a team covering the cities of Bristol, Plainville, Southington and Plymouth.
Joining “the team” was one of the many highlights of his career. The Bristol Connecticut Police Department’s CR-ERT came in first place at this year’s Connecticut SWAT Challenge, held at the Hartford Gun Club. The event was a 3-day competition against 28 teams comprised of both law enforcement and military. These 28 teams came from all over the United States and traveled to East Granby Connecticut to compete.
Alex will forever be in our hearts and we will remember him fondly through our shared photos, memories and stories. The Hamzy family and the Scott family send their deepest condolences to the family of Sgt. Dustin Demonte, and our deepest gratitude to Officer Alec Iurato for his bravery and heroic acts of service.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Lyceum, 181 Main St. Terryville. If you wish, you can send a gesture of love to the family during your visit. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022, at Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Officer Alex Hamzy Memorial Fund, a fund established by his family to honor his memory: https://www.mainstreetfoundation.org/officer-alex-hamzy-memorial-fund.