Detective Samuel Lucchino

Detective Samuel Lucchino

Pittston City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, July 21, 1920

Samuel Lucchino

Detective Sam Lucchino was shot and killed from ambush as he returned home at the end of his shift at 10:30 pm.

He was walking up the stairs of his home, at 29 East Railroad Street, when two men approached him from behind and shot him numerous times. He was taken to Pittston Hospital where he died approximately one our later.

Investigation revealed that two men had been hired in New Jersey to murder Detective Lucchino as a result of an investigation he had been involved in. Both men were arrested, convicted of his murder, and sentenced to death.

Detective Lucchino was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, and three siblings.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

ambush, at home, retaliation

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Every Officer that is felt a threat by criminals is apparently doing his/her job. To conspire to murder that officer proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, you did your job very well.

Detective Lucchino, you are a truly a hero.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 15, 2016

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