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Police Officer Scott A. Gadell | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Scott A. Gadell

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, June 28, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 11 months

Badge # 27037

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years to life

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Police Officer Scott Gadell was shot and killed while he and his partner were in a foot pursuit of a man wanted for threatening another man with a pistol.

The officers chased the suspect into an alley and exchanged shots. As Officer Gadell was reloading his revolver the suspect was able to come up behind him and shot and killed him. The suspect fled but was apprehended two months later.

The suspect, who was charged with a drug related murder in 1985, was out on bail. He was convicted of Officer Gadell's murder and sentenced to 25 years to life. He has a parole hearing in April of 2017.

Officer Gadell was a U.S. Army Reserve veteran and had served with the New York City Police Department for one year. He was survived by his parents.

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Scott i was on the job 4 years working in Astoria when we all heardbthe horrible news about what happened. You are forever in my thoughts even after 31 years. God bless you and keep watch over all police officers.

retired police officer Lorraine Ortiz
June 29, 2017


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