Plainville Police Officer Brian Cybulski was killed in a motorcyle accident Tuesday, May 18 in Torrington. He was 40 years old.
The Plainville Police Department announced the tragic news in a Facebook post, stating: "It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Plainville Police Officer Brian Cybulski. Brian was killed in a motorcycle accident yesterday afternoon in Torrington. Brian was a well-liked and well-respected member of our department for the last fifteen years. He was a dispatcher for us before becoming a police officer. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Barbi, three-year-old daughter, Paisley, and the rest of his family. Not only was Brian an excellent police officer, he was genuinely sincere, kind-hearted, and an overall good person. The members of the Plainville Police Department are devastated by his loss and will work to keep his memory alive."
The Plainville Fire Company is reeling from the news, as well.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of Brian’s passing. You were always a pleasure to work with. Your kind and professional demeanor was unparalleled in today’s world," the fire company stated in a social media post. "The members of the Plainville Fire Department offer its utmost support to the Plainville Police Department in this heart wrenching time. Please let us know if there is anything you need and we will be there. Rest In Peace Brother."
As of Tuesday morning, a Go Fund Me page – Support For Barbi And Paisley – had generated more than $55,000 in donations.
A description of the Go Fund Me effort states: "On Tuesday, May 18th, Plainville Police Officer, Husband, Father, Brother and Friend, Brian Cybulski was taken from his loving family in a tragic motorcycle accident, leaving behind his wife and beautiful 3-year-old daughter. Much is unknown at this point, but what we do know is that Barbi and Paisley will need support in the coming days and months. On top of dealing with suddenly being a widow and single mother, Barbi is also facing the loss of her job at the end of this month. Any support that can be offered will be used to help Barbi and Paisley pay expenses associated with Brian's death and keep them in their home and bills paid for as long as possible. We thank you and are grateful beyond belief for any donations you feel in your heart to share."
According to Cybulski’s obituary, services will be held Friday, May 28 at the Lyceum, 181 Main St., Terryville, from 4 to 8 p.m. A celebration of life will follow on Saturday, May 29, 1 to 6 p.m., at the Thomaston Fish and Game Club, 730 Old Northfield Road, Thomaston.