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Hartford's Puerto Rican Day Parade postponed

The new date for the parade is not yet known.
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Puerto Rico flag hangs near the New Haven Green where the Puerto Rican Festival will return Saturday.

HARTFORD, Conn — The Puerto Rican Day Parade, which was supposed to be on Sunday in Hartford has been postponed, according to the mayor's office. 

The new date for the parade is not yet known. 

The parade was postponed out of respect for the fallen Hartford police officer, Robert “Bobby” Garten, and the Hartford Police Department. 

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Mayor Luke Bronin said he is working alongside CICD to coordinate a new date. 

"They lost a friend, a colleague a family member...I know they're grateful for the chance to take a little but of a break on Sunday," Bronin said. 

Garten was killed on Wednesday night in the line of duty after a car crashed into the police cruiser and left another officer hospitalized. 

The Puerto Rican Day parade celebrates Puerto Rican culture and community every year. 


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