Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # 2964
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 4/22/1976
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect: Not available
Officer Del Gaudio was killed while in the pursuit of an impaired and reckless driver. The officer collided with another police car and then careened into the wall of a home. His death was instrumental in persuading the State Legislature to enact the Unlawful Flight statute.
Officer Del Gaudio was survived by his wife who was pregnant with their first child.