Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 3 months
Badge # 17429
Incident Date: 8/15/1998
Offender: Sentenced to 60 years
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.