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Patrolman David John Chetcuti | Millbrae Police Department, California Millbrae Police Department, California

Patrolman

David John Chetcuti

Millbrae Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, April 25, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 6

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/25/1998

Weapon: Rifle

Suspect: Taken into custody

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Patrolman David Chetcuti was shot and killed after responding to backup another officer from a neighboring agency who was being shot at. A San Bruno police officer had stopped the suspect for not having current registration. As the officer approached the suspect's car, the suspect produced a high powered rifle and opened fire.

The officer was able to escape injury by diving into a drainage ditch for cover and calling for help. Patrolman Chetcuti, a motorcycle officer, was the first responding officer on scene. As he pulled up the suspect opened fire on him, striking him several times in the head and chest. The suspect then stole his weapon and fled the scene. A short chase ended until the suspect stopped and exited the vehicle with hands in the air.

Patrolman Chetcuti had served with the Millbrae Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 14th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all that love and remember you. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 25, 2012

 

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