Patrolman Anthony F. Campisi

Patrolman Anthony F. Campisi

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, November 4, 1966

Anthony F. Campisi

Patrolman Anthony Campisi was stabbed to death during an investigation into prostitution and narcotics.

Patrolman Campisi was attempting to arrest a prostitute inside the Hotel Saint Clair on West 38th Street. The prostitute screamed, and a man approached and stabbed Patrolman Campisi. Both the prostitute and the subject were taken into custody a few hours later and charged with Patrolman Campisi's murder.

Several months prior to the murder of Patrolman Campisi, the subject had been released from prison in Florida where he served five years for a robbery and assault. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on April 10, 1968. He was released from prison on December 28, 1998. The prostitute was acquitted.

Patrolman Campisi was assigned to the 1st Division. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and sister. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Anthony Campisi is the beloved brother of my Grandmother. Although I never got the pleasure of meeting him, his pictures are always out and his name is mentioned frequently. I love to hear stories about what an amazing man he was. My grandmother, mother and Aunt helped to keep his memory alive in our family. He is loved and missed more than he will ever know. It’s amazing to see recent reflections so many years later and means so much to our family. May he Rest In Peace.

Amanda Borruso
Great-niece

November 5, 2018

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