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Police Officer Cecil Frank Sledge | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Cecil Frank Sledge

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, January 28, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 4438

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years to life

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Police Officer Cecil Sledge was shot and killed while making a traffic stop at Flatlands Avenue and 78th Street in Brooklyn.

Officer Sledge recognized the subject as being wanted in connection to a robbery that had occurred the previous day. The officer was shot when he approached the vehicle. As he fell to the ground, his gun belt became entangled on the car and he was dragged approximately one quarter mile before falling free.

The suspect was apprehended after taking an elderly woman hostage in her own home.

The man was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life. He was denied parole in September 2014 and in September 2016.

Officer Sledge had served with the New York City Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the 69th Precinct. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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i was in Maimonides hospital awaiting surgery when this tragedy occurred. also the victim of assault while making an arrest. my heart goes out to his family. i wanted to get out of bed and get sob. looks like he was denied parole we all wrote letters back in September trying to influence the parole board.

PO James M Farrell
Frequent aquiaintance 120 schermerhorn st with fellow poluce officersm
January 28, 2017

 

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