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Officer Nicholas Paul Cecchetti | Stockton Police Department, California Stockton Police Department, California

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Nicholas Paul Cecchetti

Stockton Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, August 3, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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Rest in Peace, Officer Cecchetti. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 22, 2012

 

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