Brian Garnett, who covered crime and courts for WFSB in the 80s and 90s, reported for WPOP before that, and went on to serve as the state Correction Department’s Director of External Affairs, passed away this afternoon while in Hospice care. He was exceedingly private about his recent health issues so we’ll leave it there. Brian was kind and gruff and quick to get angry and very sentimental. His standards were high and it showed in his coverage of the big stories like the trials of Los Macheteros and Karen Aparo and the Hartford gang violence of the 90s. Pal Gerry Brooks has more. Recollections appreciated.
Watch WFSB’s tribute to Brian here: http://www.wfsb.com/story/21100259/longtime-wfsb-reporter-brian-garnett-has-died?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8350950
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