Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # 4438
Incident Date: 1/28/1980
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Suspect: Sentenced to 25 years to life
Police Officer Cecil Sledge was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in Brooklyn.
The suspect was wanted for shooting at his girlfriend. 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 suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life.
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.