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Police Officer Gerald Silvestri | San Bernardino Police Department, California San Bernardino Police Department, California

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Gerald Silvestri

San Bernardino Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, October 14, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Officer Gerald Silvestri was killed in an accident while responding to assist other officers with a high risk vehicle stop. During the response, Officer Silvestri lost control of the patrol car and struck a tree. He was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The high risk vehicle stop was initiated as the result of a false report stemming from a domestic dispute. The female caller claimed that the vehicle had been stolen at gunpoint. The subject was arrested and charged with making a false report.

Officer Silvestri had been in law enforcement for 6 years, and had been employed with the San Bernardino Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his wife, 2-year-old son, and 5-year-old daughter.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We Honor you on the 17th anniversary of your E.O.W. We pray for your family. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
October 14, 2017


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