Police Officer Michael Anthony Ceriale

Police Officer Michael Anthony Ceriale

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, August 21, 1998

Michael Anthony Ceriale

Officer Michael A. Ceriale was working undercover conducting a narcotics surveillance. During the surveillance, Officer Ceriale was spotted by the offenders who entered a nearby apartment building and informed one of the gang's "security guards," a 16-year-old juvenile. The juvenile exited the building and fired once in the officer's direction from about 60 to 70 yards, striking Officer Ceriale in the abdomen, just below his vest.

Officer Ceriale passed away from his injuries six days later.

The suspect who murdered Officer Ceriale was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the murder.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge 17429

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 15, 1998
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 60 years

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Hard to believe its been 18 years, feels like yesterday I got the sad news that you had been shot and then the even worse news that you had passed. Gone but never forgotten brother. Still remember us playing softball together. From one Gordon Tech alum to another, RIP.

Andre Akerele
just a friend

August 21, 2016

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