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Sergeant Paul J. Tuozzolo | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Paul J. Tuozzolo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, November 4, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 870

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo was shot and killed after he and another officer located a suspect who had just held his estranged wife and her family hostage for several hours.

At approximately 2:45 pm the man broke into his estranged wife's home in the Bronx. During the ordeal the man told his estranged wife that he was planning engage in a shootout with the police. He eventually fled in a vehicle after the victim was able to call 911. Sergeant Tuozzolo and other officers were canvassing the area for the vehicle when they located it at Bronx River Avenue and Noble Avenue.

Officers boxed the vehicle in. As Sergeant Tuzzolo and another sergeant exited their patrol cars the subject opened fire with a .45 caliber handgun. Sergeant Tuozzolo was struck in the head and killed, and a second sergeant was struck in the leg. Other officers at the scene returned fire, killing the suspect.

Sergeant Tuozzolo had served with the New York City Police Department for 19 years and was assigned to the 43rd Precinct. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.

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Thank you for your service . I was honor to go on my first organized ride with the Blue Knights at Hometown Harley Davidson in Winterville, NC. I was given a packet with SGT> Tuozzolo name and BIO. I can only say to his two sons , your dad was a hero and gave his life so that others he did not know could live in peace. My father and I have been in law enforcement for a long time. He passed in 2003 and I am retired. I only hope and pray that I may meet you someday and shake your hand. God Bless and keep his family safe. Again Thank you for your service !

Joseph Scott
April 14, 2017


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