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Patrolman Anthony N. Rizzato | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Anthony N. Rizzato

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, July 17, 1970

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Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # 12407

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: 100-199 years in prison

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Patrolman Anthony N. Rizzato and Sergeant James Severin and were shot and killed by gang members while patrolling community housing for an all-volunteer "Walk and Talk" project. As the officers proceeded across the Cabrini-Green baseball field, the assailants opened fire from an apartment window. The purpose of the shooting was to seal a pact between two rival gangs. Both officers were mortally wounded in the attack.

Three adults and one juvenile were later apprehended and charged with murder. The two shooters were sentenced to 100-199 years in prison for two counts of murder. These killers have parole review every three years.

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Sergeant James L. Severin
Chicago Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch: Friday, July 17, 1970
Cause: Gunfire

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On December 20, 2014 Two New York Police Officers were assassinated sitting in there squad on duty. Both were shot in the heads at close range by a lone assassin he walked up to the squad and, as he posted on the internet earlier, gave wings to a couple of pigs today. Also stating to other pedestrians, watch what I'm going to do. You and Sgt. Severin were also
assassinated together in Cabrini Green, by snipers with rifles, from the eleventh story. I was at your parole hearing and will be at the next one. I'm so sorry for these families of the officers from New York. It touches me so, still

Marilyn Rizzato-Reines
December 23, 2014


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