Policeman Charles A. Caraccilo

Policeman Charles A. Caraccilo

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 21, 1973

Charles A. Caraccilo

Policeman Caraccilo was shot and killed by the driver of a car he stopped for a minor offense. An anonymous phone tip led to the arrest of the 18 year-old suspect a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to 21 years to life on December 27, 1973.

Policeman Caraccilo had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 10285

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years to life

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Policeman Caraccilo I never met you I was a little boy when you were murdered 44 years ago I grew up to became a proud LAPD officer now in my 23 year. Today on 44th anniversary that you were tragically murdered I just wanted to say thank you for your service which you gave the ultimate sacrifice. You are gone Sir but not forgotten. God bless you Sir and your family.


June 21, 2017

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