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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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Officer Oddo,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
February 17, 2017


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