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Police Officer Michael Anthony Ceriale | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Michael Anthony Ceriale

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, August 21, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year, 3 months

Badge # 17429

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/15/1998

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to 60 years

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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.

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Mike, you are always in my prayers. You are in heaven with your dad, Tony, looking down on all Officers working the streets. The short time you were a proud member of the Chicago Police Department, you exhibited courage and exceptional skills reflecting what everybody refers to as the REAL POLICE. You fit that role to the T and did more good in your short life, then some people do in a lifetime. God bless you Mike, till we meet again.

Mike Byrne
Chicago PD retired
May 29, 2014


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