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Police Respond to Ed Danko’s Residence for Domestic Dispute; Both Parties Say It’s Resolved

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PALM COAST – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office responded to the residence of Palm Coast Vice Mayor Ed Danko Wednesday night, in regards to a reported disturbance between he and his girlfriend. They had apparently been called by witnesses to the dispute who were worried about the severity of the altercation.

As of Thursday afternoon, Danko, his girlfriend, and the FCSO are all consistent that the dispute was not physical in nature, beyond Danko’s girlfriend briefly gripping his shirt. The couple, Danko’s girlfriend’s daughter, and a small number of other friends were out at Mezzaluna’s Pizzeria in European Village hours before, and some were drinking. Danko says he was not under the influence as of the dispute, but that his girlfriend was. The FCSO report concurs that his girlfriend was at the time inebriated to some degree.

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The disagreement reportedly began when some of the party were sitting on the lanai conversing, and were in Danko’s judgment speaking loudly given the hour of night. He requested multiple times that they lower their voices, before later shutting off all the lights, he said. This triggered the verbal dispute between he and his partner. Danko said the daughter chose to call 911, an act he described as unnecessary.

“I was a party pooper, and I took a lot of heat for spoiling everyone else’s moment,” Danko said of the incident. “You have family, and sometimes families have little disputes and get angry at each other. We still love each other.” Danko’s girlfriend chose not to comment, but indicated that she considered the matter resolved.

“Unfortunately we had Flagler’s finest out here wasting precious time,” Danko continued, “when they could’ve been doing something more important.” No involved parties are planning to pursue further legal action stemming from the incident.

Danko was elected to the Palm Coast City Council in 2020, and his term expires in 2024. In lieu of seeking re-election, Danko has chosen to run for the Flagler County Commission. He is currently set to face former Commissioner George Hanns and former City Council member Victor Barbosa in the race.

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Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. TR

    June 15, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    I think there is more to this story then just loud voices. But anyone who goes out in a lanai and talks normal knows that the voices are amplified and become louder than if you were inside. But then again some alcohol was involved by some. Possible that the daughter jumped the gun but then again maybe saved a potential bigger problem from happening. Sometimes it’s better save then sorry to call the FCSO.

  2. What did Danko say..........

    June 15, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    Another lowlife, Mullins 2.0.
    We don’t need this guy anymore in office.
    Please don’t vote for him.

  3. The dude

    June 15, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    How nice of the sheriff’s office to cover for him…

    Vote for this man at your own peril Flagler County. I won’t be around to have to live the results. Heading back to saner places… MTG’s district.

    • Dennis

      June 15, 2023 at 9:07 pm

      Let be the first to wish you farewell, if you need helping pack up let me know I’ll be happy to assist!

      • The dude

        June 16, 2023 at 3:15 am

        No thanks.

        Got here without your help, I can get out of here without your help.

        I’m bootstrappy like that. Plus, there aren’t many in this town without a bad back, or a new hip. So I doubt your help would be much use to me.

  4. Cover up

    June 15, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    Let’s see the actual police report. Cover up.

  5. Cattlehead

    June 16, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Hahahaaa!! Dennis and The Dude show is on! My favorite!

  6. Charles

    June 16, 2023 at 9:31 am

    Sure there is more to this story Danko threw his girlfriend under the bus saying she was drunk but he was Mr. Innocent. Not buying it for one minute.

  7. Donald Trump

    June 16, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    Why wasn’t she identified, seems like another cover-up by FCSO?

    • Chris Gollon

      June 20, 2023 at 2:43 pm

      Danko’s girlfriend’s name is Renee Wickowski.

  8. Steve K

    June 16, 2023 at 9:20 pm

    Oh God. Barb PSA and Danko running for Flagler County Commission? Lord help us!

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