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Police Officer Joseph A. Pocchio | Essex County Police Department, New Jersey Essex County Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

Joseph A. Pocchio

Essex County Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Saturday, August 4, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/4/1979

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Apprehended

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Officer Pocchio was shot and killed after he stopped a vehicle he suspected was stolen. Officer Pocchio spotted the vehicle inside of Branch's Brook Park in Newark and stopped it. Before he could exit his vehicle, the suspect opened fire, killing Officer Pocchio.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of murder.

Officer Pocchio had served with the agency for 7 years.

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miss ya a lot bro,you should not have worked the double,the plaque on the bridge does not do you justice,you were much better than that..love you my brother allways will

ptl.a milbauer
resigned essex county police
January 16, 2014

 

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