Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life
Officer Cecchetti was shot and killed while serving a narcotics warrant. As he entered the rear door of the home he encountered the suspect, who was attempting to flee. As Officer Cecchetti reacted, he stumbled on the steps and fell forward. The suspect fired one shot, striking Officer Cecchetti near the collar bone, just above his vest, in a downward direction, striking his heart.
The suspect was arrested a short time later and sentenced to life in prison.
Officer Cecchetti was survived by his wife, two sons, and parents. His father served as the Stockton police chief at the time of the shooting.