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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

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: 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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