Quogue Village police officer honored posthumously

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Richard Kappel, an eight-year member of the Quogue Village Police Force, was honored as a fallen hero Monday as the flag at village hall flew at half-staff and residents went into mourning. Full Story
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I smell bacon

New York, NY

#61 May 10, 2012
Hero to Zero in 6.5 seconds. SPLAT!
Westhampton

New York, NY

#62 Jun 18, 2012
Another fathers day has come and gone . The weather was great the food was great and I had a chance to thank god again for taking that prick off the face off this earth . So life goes on and we will live ,laugh and enjoy our lives . In time that prick will soon be forgotten and only the only memorie will be his off spring . And yes the Internet !!!!! So that is pure justice in best form Hooraa
A relative

Commack, NY

#63 Jun 18, 2012
Eastport wrote:
<quoted text>. THAT IS THE THE REAL TRUTH YOU HAVE MADE IT CLEAR . I WOULD HOPE THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL SEE YOUR POST !!!! THIS GUY WAS A BULLIE AND ANY ONE THAT DEFENDS HIM IS A JERK OFF. AS FOR HIS WIDOW I HEARD SHE HAS PEDDLED HER PUSSIE TO SOME ONE ALREADY WITH OUT SKIPING A BEAT . THE SAD PART IS THE INTERNET WILL KEEP THE TRUTH ALIVE FOR HIS KIDS TO SEE . THE MOTHERS OF HIS KIDS WILL HAVE THERE WORK CUT OUT FOR THEM. THE FIRST WIFE SEEMED VERY NICE WHEN I MET HER ONE DAY IT WAS HER MONEY THAT HELPED HIM AND SHE WAS TOSSED AWAY TO ME SHE SEEMED CLASSY . ONCE HE USED HER UP HE MOVED ON TO HIS NEXT TARGET THE NOW THE MUCH LESS CLASSEIR WIDOW. I WILL ALWAYS MISS MY FATHER ON FATHERS DAY BUT I WILL NEVER MISS THAT PRICK.
If you knew Rich & you didn't care for him I suppose you have a reason for that & perhaps you are even entitled. If you know his widow Tara & you don't care for her then perhaps you maybe entitled. But to say the things you've said about them on the internet is just wrong. The real truth is that you are not God. You have no right to judge someone publicly especially when they do not have the ability to defend themselve anymore. As human beings we are all fallible. I am related to the "Passenger" in that car. He was a wonderful father & husband. A kind man who was gentle & compassionate & only 33 years old.
He & his wife were at their happiest when this happened...but he was an adult. He willingly got in that car, no one forced him. He & Rich's wife are 1st cousins both of whom are raising innocent children whom I hope will never read your words. You maybe entitled to feel however you do about Rich & his wife Tara but've scripted some very cruel things that border on the verge of defamation- should Tara ever read this. None of what you've said is going to help anyone. These are all words that harm...only. You've said cruel things about someone who is deceased because you are angry but to what end?
One day...you will die as I will too. It is unavoidable. We all have an appointment with death, we just don't know when. I don't wish harm to you as I know there are people in this world who love you. I only hope that on the day of your appointment & the subsequent days that follow you, your spouse, your family aren't judged in the same callous manner in which you've decided to cast judgment on this family. I pity you but I will pray for you just the same.
His passenger had a name

Commack, NY

#64 Jun 18, 2012
Westhampton wrote:
Another fathers day has come and gone . The weather was great the food was great and I had a chance to thank god again for taking that prick off the face off this earth . So life goes on and we will live ,laugh and enjoy our lives . In time that prick will soon be forgotten and only the only memorie will be his off spring . And yes the Internet !!!!! So that is pure justice in best form Hooraa
I am related to the passenger in that car crash. 6.21.12 will make 3 years since Chris the so-called "passenger" died. It feels like yesterday...it was Father's Day & I couldn't find the words to comfort his wife or his son Christian. All I can remember are their screams. All I know is that they may read your words. Not to mention Rich's girls one who barely remembers her father & the other who will never know him. Regardless of what he was or did...his children are innocent. They've done nothing to deserve the cruel words you've scripted about their father. He was a human being & a good father & sometimes that's all that matters. Did he deserve to die...maybe. Maybe you do also...maybe I do as well. All I know is you are wrong.

One day...you will die as I will too. It is unavoidable. We all have an appointment with death, we just don't know when. I don't wish harm to you as I know there are people in this world who love you. I only hope that on the day of your appointment & the subsequent days that follow you, your spouse, your family aren't judged in the same callous manner in which you've decided to cast judgment on this family. I pity you but I will pray for you just the same.
His passenger had a name

Commack, NY

#65 Jun 18, 2012
I smell bacon wrote:
Hero to Zero in 6.5 seconds. SPLAT!
I am related to the passenger in that car crash. 6.21.12 will make 3 years since Chris the so-called "passenger" died. It feels like yesterday...it was Father's Day & I couldn't find the words to comfort his wife or his son Christian. All I can remember are their screams. All I know is that they may read your words. Not to mention Rich's girls one who barely remembers her father & the other who will never know him. Regardless of what he was or did...his children are innocent. They've done nothing to deserve the cruel words you've scripted about their father. He was a human being & a good father & sometimes that's all that matters. Did he deserve to die...maybe. Maybe you do also...maybe I do as well. All I know is you are wrong.

One day...you will die as I will too. It is unavoidable. We all have an appointment with death, we just don't know when. I don't wish harm to you as I know there are people in this world who love you. I only hope that on the day of your appointment & the subsequent days that follow you, your spouse, your family aren't judged in the same callous manner in which you've decided to cast judgment on this family. I pity you but I will pray for you just the same.
His passenger had a name

Commack, NY

#66 Jun 18, 2012
LI Raised wrote:
Another thing that bothers me about this whole thing is that nothing is being written or said about the poor guy who was KILLED due to this reckless police officers actions. He is leaving behind a wife to wonder why she let him go for a joy ride with this person. What if she insisted he not go or at least wear a seat belt. Seeing this reckless person honored in a 'heroes' funeral after killing her husband due to his negligence.
I am related to the passenger in that car crash. 6.21.12 will make 3 years since Chris the so-called "passenger" died. It feels like yesterday...it was Father's Day & I couldn't find the words to comfort his wife or his son Christian. All I can remember are their screams. All I know is that they may read your words. Not to mention Rich's girls one who barely remembers her father & the other who will never know him. Regardless of what he was or did...his children are innocent. They've done nothing to deserve the cruel words you've scripted about their father. He was a human being & a good father & sometimes that's all that matters. Did he deserve to die...maybe. Maybe you do also...maybe I do as well. All I know is you are wrong. What Tara & Amanda (the wives of these men who also happen to be first cousins) have learned is that none of that matters. The people they loved are gone. All they have to hold onto is that they loved these men, they were loved by them & that's all they will ever need. The only shame in this is that most of you who've posted here took time to criticize a dead man who cannot do a thing about his flaws rather than offer words of comfort to their wives & children.

One day...you will die as I will too. It is unavoidable. We all have an appointment with death, we just don't know when. I don't wish harm to you as I know there are people in this world who love you. I only hope that on the day of your appointment & the subsequent days that follow you, your spouse, your family aren't judged in the same callous manner in which you've decided to cast judgment on this family. I pity you but I will pray for you just the same.
His passenger had a name

Commack, NY

#67 Jun 18, 2012
John Gottis Corpse wrote:
<quoted text>
and this dead cop apparently never grew up. Everyone in the department was aware of his flying around in this Ferrari. This, along with his other "antics", was no surprise to everyone who knew him.
Could you imagine the tongue lashing he would've doled out had he pulled over someone driving a Ferrari in excess of 100mph and then to discover that they werent' wearing a seatbelt? Knowing this pr!ck, he would've gotten more pleasure out of giving the seatbelt ticket. Not to mention what would've transpired when he learned that the driver was driving a car like that which he didn't even own.
What burns up a lot of non-cops, and is vehemently evidenced on here, is the outward doublestandard and hypocracy by which cops operate and how very very few, if any, ever take a non-cop stance in a situation like this duhoochebag created.
I am related to the passenger in that car crash. 6.21.12 will make 3 years since Chris the so-called "passenger" died. It feels like yesterday...it was Father's Day & I couldn't find the words to comfort his wife or his son Christian. All I can remember are their screams. All I know is that they may read your words. Not to mention Rich's girls one who barely remembers her father & the other who will never know him. Regardless of what he was or did...his children are innocent. They've done nothing to deserve the cruel words you've scripted about their father. He was a human being & a good father & sometimes that's all that matters. Did he deserve to die...maybe. Maybe you do also...maybe I do as well. All I know is you are wrong. What Tara & Amanda (the wives of these men who also happen to be first cousins) have learned is that none of that matters. The people they loved are gone. All they have to hold onto is that they loved these men, they were loved by them & that's all they will ever need. The only shame in this is that most of you who've posted here took time to criticize a dead man who cannot do a thing about his flaws rather than offer words of comfort to their wives & children.

One day...you will die as I will too. It is unavoidable. We all have an appointment with death, we just don't know when. I don't wish harm to you as I know there are people in this world who love you. I only hope that on the day of your appointment & the subsequent days that follow you, your spouse, your family aren't judged in the same callous manner in which you've decided to cast judgment on this family. I pity you but I will pray for you just the same.
Westhampton

Brooklyn, NY

#68 Jul 10, 2012
It's been a while since I wrote those posts I just don'nt feel it I stand my ground I am not sorry . I agree with "John gotti " most of the people that have posted on here are feeling bad for chris the passenger his son ,wife,and parents. But why should his wife have all the trappings of a expensive house, more than one expensive car and even a hummer also why can't the widow think she should Not Down size? Why does she keep going to every well for more money . Fund raiser for his kids ?? Is she kidding?

Face facts Family member don't waste time praying for me. I know the facts and I just will never forget how that guy was a prick ,thief and yes a killer. Take time to kook at the widows live style .
Westhampton

Brooklyn, NY

#69 Jul 10, 2012
I was thinking how I can sum this up. Tara and her flock could of just faded away in the past But no she had the balls to have fund raiser for her kids college fund.
Why ?? This guy died as a thief and Chris was iintrusting of that and he is dead because of it.

When I saw the poster in a deli I saw others in the deli with the same reaction as mine. No Disputing Very bad taste.

So time goes by And things start to calm down Then she is looking for more simpithy press for her and kid's to get more goodies by getting the police to honor him are you kidding me ? Does she not. Get it? So I ask my self why can she not try to help the son of the father her husband killed?

Clarity that is the key here plain and simple.
A family member

Commack, NY

#70 Jul 11, 2012
Westhampton wrote:
It's been a while since I wrote those posts I just don'nt feel it I stand my ground I am not sorry . I agree with "John gotti " most of the people that have posted on here are feeling bad for chris the passenger his son ,wife,and parents. But why should his wife have all the trappings of a expensive house, more than one expensive car and even a hummer also why can't the widow think she should Not Down size? Why does she keep going to every well for more money . Fund raiser for his kids ?? Is she kidding?
Face facts Family member don't waste time praying for me. I know the facts and I just will never forget how that guy was a prick ,thief and yes a killer. Take time to kook at the widows live style .
I agree that some things were done in poor taste but she is a human being. She did lose her husband. Every "terrible person" has a family that loves them. I'm not excusing anything Tara or Rich have ever done but she has two children that are 100% innocent. One can only pray that they will grow up well rounded & psychologically okay. I too had anger towards Rich for what happened to Chris. I don't know if you knew him but he was a newly wed, moving into a new home in just a few days. He always had a smile on his face and never ever did a thing to harm anyone and everyone who knew him loved him. I watch his wife & son suffer even now and it is beyond difficult but it takes much more character to curb your anger towards something good & even show a bit of restraint when writing such things online than it does to vent without a filter. The truth is that these two women are cousins and if Amanda can forgive and move forward for the sake of 3 innocent children then so should we. What happen to her & little Chris was so unfair...Rich's girls, they didn't deserve this either but that was the hand they were dealt.

Think of it this way...if you have an enemy (not everyone does) but let's say you have a critic someone who knows the absolute worst thing about you and that person wrote the things you've written online for your children to see one day would you think it was right? Mercy and favor shouldn't be given to those who deserve it but to those who need it most. I am not saying you should "honor Rich or Tara" but sometimes it's better to say nothing...even when you are in the right. I see Tara all the time...I have never once said anything to her about her "lifestyle" or anything and why? Because it will never change who she is. I believe that regardless of anything she has received as a result of her husband's death she is still miserable in her existence and that in & of itself is enough.

You and I would never do what Rich did but we are guilty of other wrong doings and who is to say that those mistakes are any less horrific in the eyes of God or others? All I know is this...when my time comes I hope for mercy and I hope for forgiveness because contrary to what you may think, we are all in need of both. As I said I will pray for you because your anger will only consume you if you let it...the fact that you are unwilling to admit this is essentially why I responded to this in the first place. Take care of yourself.
Westhampton

Brooklyn, NY

#71 Jul 30, 2012
I am not consumed by anger but I live in the area and I just get tired of seeing his wife live it up. So if you see her all the time and you do not have the balls to say some thing why can't we say it? Maybe she should change and become more humble and try not to poison the innocent girls with her got the gimmes mind set. Parenting 101 kids will follow in the parent foot steps every time .

You say it was bad taste and mistakes get real family member

I know you know the SCORE I can see how you choose you words . It is what it is.

He was a a mean prick and she will never go down in life style. I bet you she never gave any thought about helping Chris 's family with paying some bills by selling a car or two . The answer is No . As I said you know the score and one day all of his off spring will too.

Chew on that .......... Good luck ..
Westhampton

Brooklyn, NY

#72 Jul 30, 2012
By the way John gotti corpse Is the king baby!!!!!! Say it like is was and what it is !!!

Thank god !!!!!!!!!! For the Internet let me have a amen please.
Selden

New York, NY

#73 Jul 30, 2012
Saw your post westhampton keep it alive baby . Right on let freedom ring July is independence month . Amen brother amen
Plotts

Huntington Station, NY

#74 Jul 31, 2012
All these incidents with these off duty p.o.'s just goes and reaffirms that most are pricks serving and protecting their own while bleeding long island tax payers for there over the top pensions and nit pick on infractions to prop up the insurance company's that they actually work for...geico ,Allstate and the whole lot of them should be on the hook for providing their pensions to these entitled ones....
Quoge resident

Brooklyn, NY

#75 Oct 4, 2012
Well I moved back this summer and the village is great with out that corrupt cop in the area. I think it is so peaceful now.

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