Quogue Village police officer honored posthumously

Full story: Newsday 75
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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fotoguy

Bellmore, NY

#1 Jun 23, 2009
No question he was speeding. I guess he figured being a cop, others wouldn't stop him. A Ferrari? Where'd that come from?
Carol

New York, NY

#2 Jun 23, 2009
fotoguy wrote:
No question he was speeding. I guess he figured being a cop, others wouldn't stop him. A Ferrari? Where'd that come from?
Rumor is that he also took money to look after peoples houses during the offseason and that he "borrowed" this car from one of the houses.
Bruce

Bronx, NY

#3 Jun 23, 2009
Ironic that a Quogue officer is killed speeding... Quogue village is the biggest speed trap this side of Georgia..
Islander

Stony Brook, NY

#4 Jun 23, 2009
Anyone notice how many cops have died recently due to speeding and not wearing their seatbelts while they were off duty?

Those who serve as police officers should also abide by the laws.
yep

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jun 23, 2009
Bruce wrote:
Ironic that a Quogue officer is killed speeding... Quogue village is the biggest speed trap this side of Georgia..
You're so right. Officer Chi gave me a ticket for 35 in a 30 and insisted that if I just showed up in court I could plead it down to an equipment violation. What a racket!
Love how these cops are all above the law. And, don't Ferraris have seat belts? Luckily only he and the passenger were the victims. It could have been worse, he could have taken the lives of people in other vehicles.
liner

Hicksville, NY

#6 Jun 23, 2009
Carol wrote:
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Rumor is that he also took money to look after peoples houses during the offseason and that he "borrowed" this car from one of the houses.
That would mean there is at least one VERY p'd off homeowner in Quogue.
Weeds

New York, NY

#7 Jun 23, 2009
Anyone hear about the SCPD cop from their 2nd precinct who got arrested at the airport for marijuana?

FRAYLER, care to comment about that one?
LI Raised

Bridgeville, PA

#8 Jun 23, 2009
I've said this on other topics but I can't understand why they are honoring hm for breaking the law. He was speeding and was ejected from the car. Not only did he take his life but his passenger died from his recklessness.

It is a shame this happened but if he followed the rules of the road he would still be alive today.
guy was a violent punk

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Jun 24, 2009
I guess the department didnt do a good job on this guys background check
this guy used to sucker punch people in the hall way in high school.
he assaulted at least 3 people in one year at oyster bay high school for no reason
he was also a racist, untill he cought a brick to the head
he was a dirty figher, and his punk brother dave used to talk smack and hide behind his older brother
talk about getting your just deserves
John Gottis Corpse

New York, NY

#10 Jun 24, 2009
guy was a violent punk wrote:
I guess the department didnt do a good job on this guys background check
this guy used to sucker punch people in the hall way in high school.
he assaulted at least 3 people in one year at oyster bay high school for no reason
he was also a racist, untill he cought a brick to the head
he was a dirty figher, and his punk brother dave used to talk smack and hide behind his older brother
talk about getting your just deserves
Interesting. Luckily, the Almighty Karma always gets in the final punch
mee

Plainview, NY

#11 Jun 24, 2009
a fallen hero???? this jerk was speeding in a race car without a seatbelt on, endangering others. where does the hero come in?
mee

Plainview, NY

#12 Jun 24, 2009
Him and the other lawless thug on the LIE in the BMW are typical cops. They both got what they deserved, one alone but the other taking an innocent hostage.
doubtful

Denver, CO

#13 Jun 24, 2009
he did not die on the job, therefore, should not be honored and rewarded posthumously.

besides wasn't he driving a "borrowed" car from somebody's house he was supposedly watching (side job).

sympathies to the family for their loss, but he should not be honored for acting like an idiot and endangering the lives of others.
Get a Life

AOL

#14 Jun 24, 2009
You people have no idea what you are talking about! As for Rich sucker punching people in high school...they probably deserved it! The car wasn't borrowed either! Get your facts straight! So sick of ignorant people! He was a good person, a loving father and he is gone now. Let him rest in peace! How would you feel if this was your loved one! Show some respect! He is honored for his time he served in the service for your freedom!
no one really

Barnesville, OH

#15 Jun 24, 2009
sure he was a good person,I personally know him, but the fact of the matter is, ask the guys in speonk, the car was a clients of his, he moved it to mow the lawn, and took it for a ride, the client was not home!!! I agree he deserves to be honored, but the taxpayers that pay his salary deserve the truth
Posers

Bronx, NY

#16 Jun 24, 2009
LI Raised wrote:
I've said this on other topics but I can't understand why they are honoring hm for breaking the law. He was speeding and was ejected from the car. Not only did he take his life but his passenger died from his recklessness.
It is a shame this happened but if he followed the rules of the road he would still be alive today.
If a drag racer had hit his police car, the driver of the car would be vilified by the cops and everyone around. This man disregarded everyone for a few seconds of joy and destroyed the lives of 3 innocent children, amongst others. Live like a douche, die like a douche.
Posers

Bronx, NY

#17 Jun 24, 2009
d o u c h e

Are you kidding me, vinegar & water is a curse?
Copkiller

AOL

#18 Jun 25, 2009
Cop dies after going 100mph?! Isn't that illegal? lol!
Copkiller

AOL

#19 Jun 25, 2009
Carol wrote:
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Rumor is that he also took money to look after peoples houses during the offseason and that he "borrowed" this car from one of the houses.
Looks like the cop will have a loooong offseason now ! LOL!!
mee

Plainview, NY

#20 Jun 25, 2009
Get a Life wrote:
You people have no idea what you are talking about! As for Rich sucker punching people in high school...they probably deserved it! The car wasn't borrowed either! Get your facts straight! So sick of ignorant people! He was a good person, a loving father and he
is gone now. Let him rest in peace! How would you feel if this was your loved one! Show some respect! He is honored for his time he served in the service for your freedom!
How would you feel if he broad sided your family at 100MPH while he was in a car he decided was his to joy ride?? You can't be serious...

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