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Youth Officer Casey Tristano | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Youth Officer

Casey Tristano

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, March 13, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Youth Officer Casey Tristano suffered a fatal heart attack after he and another officer struggled with a juvenile at a city school.

The juvenile struck Officer Tristano in the face several times during the incident. Officer Tristano began to have difficulty breathing and then collapsed.

Officer Tristano had served with the Chicago Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Dad, I wish I would have known you. You died half of your life ago(45 years)when I was 9. I wish you could have seen your grandchildren!

Casey J Tristano Jr.
February 27, 2015


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