Patrolman Gerald T. DiJoseph

Patrolman Gerald T. DiJoseph

Bridgeport Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, November 28, 1980

Gerald T. DiJoseph

Patrolman DiJoseph was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on James Street. The suspect was able to gain control of Patrolman DiJoseph's service weapon and shot him in the head.

The suspect fled the scene and remained at large for 7 months. He was apprehended by member of the New York City Police Department following a vehicle pursuit. On February 9, 1987, he was found not guilty. No one else has ever been charged.

Patrolman DiJoseph had served with the agency for 11.5 years. He was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery in Statford, Connecticut.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 11 years, 7 months
  • Badge 218

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

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