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Patrolman Gerald T. DiJoseph | Bridgeport Police Department, Connecticut Bridgeport Police Department, Connecticut

Patrolman

Gerald T. DiJoseph

Bridgeport Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Friday, November 28, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 11 years, 7 months

Badge # 218

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Acquitted

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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.

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On this day I would like to reflect on knowing Jerry as a friend and brother officer.
As a friend we had occasions of socializing which I remember with great joy.
As a brother officer I cannot forget with great sadness the day Jerry was shot and killed.
On this day as always my prayers are with you and your family.

God Bless You

Dectective Ron DeBiase
Bridgeport Police Dept.
November 28, 2016

 

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