Son in shock from dad's death in crash

Son in shock from dad's death in crash

There are 32 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 24, 2009, titled Son in shock from dad's death in crash. In it, Newsday reports that:

Police officer Rich Kappel, an amateur ATV racer, was killed after the Ferrari he was driving smashed into a tree, officials said.

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East Elmhurst, NY

#22 Jun 25, 2009
Two Things wrote:
1) Poor kid, my condolences; and
2) Imbicile father! If a police officer doesn't know about the dangers of excessive speeding, then who does? Fortunately he didn't take the lives of any innocent victims in his wake.
But they both did - they both have children who will grow p without their fathers. That's a life sentence. And for what?
mrstretch

United States

#23 Jun 25, 2009
Why do people feel the need to do 100+ mph anyway? Around here, on Long Island, there is NOWHERE to drive SAFELY at 100+ mph. You see these idiots on the highway every day...souped-up BMW or Mercedes roaring by you, changing lanes every 2 seconds...my heart pours out to the kid & the family, but this reminds me of a bumper sticker - "DRIVE LIKE HELL - YOU'LL GET THERE!"
Observer

East Elmhurst, NY

#24 Jun 25, 2009
Follow the Law wrote:
There are several questions here:
1) Why were both cops killed in both accidents speeding?
2) Why were both cops killed not wearing their seat belts as the law requires?
3) How can a Quogue cop afford a (fairly) recent model Ferrari?
I feel for all of the families involved. However, anyone who excessively speeds but doesn't wear a seat belt is asking for trouble. They're lucky that other innocents weren't killed.
Cops think they're above the law, that's why speeding and no seat belts, stupid though these actions are. He didn't own the Ferrari - it was "lent" to him, but the police won't say who owned it Suspicious, eh?
alik

Huntington, NY

#25 Jun 25, 2009
A responsible father should know better than speeding for his own joy risking his life and others.
Observer

East Elmhurst, NY

#26 Jun 25, 2009
Suzanne wrote:
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Do you know this for a fact???? I don't think so ! Actually none of you have any clue as to what actually happened... you are replying to a sensationalized story by a two bit reporter in a biased paper... FOR A FACT the car was NOT from an impound yard ... Most people see the word Cop and think let's jump on this and talk about all the bad cops out there - that is YOUR issue - your reason to blast the system etc.- Not always the truth ...
Here is a story .. Rich Kappel was one of the most honored people ( NOT JUST POLICE OFFICER) in the area! He had a heart of gold! No One is talking to the paper except for Christians' EX- wife...
hows this .. let the families grieve.. stop jumping to conclusions... and for goodness sakes ... go love your families... go be with the ones you love. No one has any clue what really happened except for Rich and Christian. Let them Rest in Peace. Thank you!
Sorry, you can sugar-coat Kappel all you want, but it doesn't excuse his totally unacceptable behavior. He didn't think about his wife and children AT ALL when he decided the fun of joy riding was more important. A hero he's not. Rest in peace? Go tell those left behind to try and live in peace with this senseless act. See what they say.
Rules of lawless

United States

#27 Jun 25, 2009
Follow the Law wrote:
There are several questions here:
1) Why were both cops killed in both accidents speeding?
2) Why were both cops killed not wearing their seat belts as the law requires?
3) How can a Quogue cop afford a (fairly) recent model Ferrari?
I feel for all of the families involved. However, anyone who excessively speeds but doesn't wear a seat belt is asking for trouble. They're lucky that other innocents weren't killed.
Quick answer...You obey the law and shut up!
nicole

Holtsville, NY

#28 Jun 26, 2009
This is someone's family. I'm sure if it was your family it would be ok.
matt hewson

Wayne, NJ

#29 Jan 11, 2011
u dont know who he even is so dont judge him ...he may have made some bad decisions in life but tht doesnt make him a bad person i knew him very personally so dont judge him
DeBang

Great Neck, NY

#30 Jan 12, 2011
The World is better off. I wish more rich people would lend their fast car's out and fast boat's as well.

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Since: Jul 08

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#31 Jan 12, 2011
After a year & a half, one would think people would be over this - we've had so very many new morons since summer of 2009.
Eastport

New York, NY

#32 May 19, 2012
As for me I will enjoy another fathers day knowing that BULLIE prick is dead.
I think it is great the Internet will let his kids know he was a mean prick.
West Hampton

Bayonne, NJ

#33 Jun 18, 2012
I am so happy the monster is gone . Qouge has been so peaceful since he has died. He was a scum bag and ever person. That knew him knows it . His kids will alwaysknow the truth...

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