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William “Bill” Halstead, Sr.


On Friday, July 8, 2022, Chief William “Bill” Halstead, Sr. responded to a motor vehicle accident and an automatic alarm. Upon his arrival at his residence after the incidents, Chief Halstead became ill. Despite the efforts of EMS responders, Chief Halstead passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company
PO Box 783
18-20 Riverside RD
Sandy Hook, Connecticut 06482

Chief: Deputy Chief Anthony Capozziello

Age: 73
Rank: Chief
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: July 8, 2022 11:30 p.m.
Date of death: July 8, 2022
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: July 12, 2022