The close-knit community of East Fishkill suffered a devastating loss in a heartbreaking incident that occurred Monday evening. Veteran police officer Daniel P. Didato was killed in a tragic accident on the Taconic State Parkway. The incident ended 22 years of dedicated military service and left the local community in mourning.
What happened to Daniel Didato?
East Fishkill Police Officer Daniel P. Didato was tragically killed in a car accident on the Taconic State Parkway on December 19, 2023.
At approximately 6 p.m., Officer Didato was on his way to Westchester Medical Center to investigate a collision between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian near the East Fishkill Police Department.
Unfortunately, his patrol car went off the road at his 36.2 mile mark and crashed into a tree. Didato, the only person in the car, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. This incident occurred while responding to a report of a serious incident, and the investigation into the exact circumstances is still ongoing. Gov. Cathy Hochul ordered the flag to be lowered in honor of the 22-year police veteran. Officer Didato is also known for his dedicated service to his community.
Dan Didato Obituary
The community of East Fishkill mourns the unexpected passing of Officer Daniel P. Didato, a dedicated law enforcement veteran.
Officer Didato’s dedication to service left an indelible mark on those he served. His death is a poignant tribute to his life and work as condolences have poured in. His influence is reflected in the memories of his colleagues and community members. This news of death also reflects the shared sadness of those who knew Officer Didato and highlights the positive impact he had throughout his distinguished career. During this difficult time, the East Fishkill Police Department and Officer Didato’s family find solace in the support of the community deeply affected by the loss of their beloved officer.
Who is Daniel Didato?
Daniel P. Didato is an experienced police officer based in Fishkill, East New York, during his 22 year career in law enforcement. Tragically, he passed away on December 19, 2023 in a car accident on the Taconic State Parkway. Before joining the Fishkill Police Department in 2005, Didato worked for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
He was known for his qualities as an honest, intelligent, courageous, tough and also resourceful officer and was highly respected by his colleagues and the community. Officer Didato was responding to a call regarding a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.