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Police Officer Charles Oddo | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Charles Oddo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, February 17, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 13695

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Arrested

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Officer Charles Oddo was struck and killed by a drunk driver while setting up flares in the merge lane of the Gowanus Expressway, at Belt Parkway, to close the roadway down after a tanker spill.

He sustained major head injuries when he was struck by an SUV as he spoke with another motorist. He was flown to Bellevue Hospital where he underwent two hours of surgery before succumbing to his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Officer Oddo was arrested and charged in connection with the death.

Officer Oddo had served with the agency for 6 years and was assigned to the Highway Unit 2.

In 1996, Officer Oddo was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Purple Shield Medal.

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Never forgotten brother and always in our hearts!!

Tina Swanno/Thomas Morris
NYPD / NCPD ( both retired)
February 18, 2016

 

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