Patrolman Vincent DeVivo

Patrolman Vincent DeVivo

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 28, 1962

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Vincent DeVivo

Officer Vincent DeVivo suffered a fatal heart attack after being assaulted by a suspect.

Officer DeVivo was investigating a motor vehicle crash on September 17, 1962, after conducting his investigation, he placed one of the drivers under arrest for driving while intoxicated. During the arrest, a struggle ensued and Officer DeVivo was struck in the chest. He began to suffer severe chest pains and was taken to Huntington Hospital in critical condition. On October 28, 1962, Officer DeVivo suffered a fatal heart attack while at Huntington Hospital.

Officer DeVivo was survived by his wife, two children, parents, and two sisters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman DeVivo and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 27, 2015

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