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Sergeant Enrico Venditte | Paterson Police Department, New Jersey Paterson Police Department, New Jersey


Enrico Venditte

Paterson Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sergeant Enrico Venditte was shot and killed while checking on a rental property he owned in his patrol district.

During a short break on his shift, he went to check on a tenant he had twice tried to evict. As he was standing in the apartment, the tenant ambushed him, shooting him twice with a shotgun. Sergeant Venditte, who was in his police uniform, did not have time to draw his weapon. The suspect then committed suicide.

Sergeant Venditte had not marked out at the location and after he failed to check in, a search was undertaken. His body was found after several hours.

Sergeant Venditte had been employed with the Paterson Police Department for 16 years, and is survived by his wife, his young daughter, and a young son.

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Today is May 23 2017 and you've been gone for 16 years but I still look for you from time to time. You are greatly missed and will never be forgotten. You were truly one of a kind, and the best I've ever known.

May 23, 2017


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