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Police Officer Robert A. Sorrentino | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Robert A. Sorrentino

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, April 24, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 31143

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/10/1980

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Five suspects convicted; guilty on 106 c

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Police Officer Robert Sorrentino was shot and killed while chasing five suspects who had just robbed a club in the Far Rockaway section of Queens.

He and his partner had split up to chase the suspects, who had also split up. After his partner captured one of the men he heard shots fired and ran to Officer Sorrentino's location, where he found Officer Sorrentino suffering from gunshot wounds in a schoolyard at 595 Beach 19th Street. Officer Sorrentino was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds two weeks later.

All five of the suspects were eventually apprehended and convicted. In January 2007, the only offender still alive was denied parole.

Officer Sorrentino was assigned to the 101st Precinct and had served with the agency for seven years. He is survived by his wife and three stepchildren, his parents, and five siblings.

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My deepest sorrow for the loss this officers family has endured all these years. I am writing my No Parole letter now. No Parole Ever for Police Killers. Should be a national law.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.
November 10, 2016

 

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