Police Officer Corrento G. J. Gargadennec

Police Officer Corrento G. J. Gargadennec

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 6, 1919

Corrento G. J. Gargadennec

Officer Corrento Gargadennec was shot and killed when he approached a suspicious man sitting in a vehicle in front of a residence. As he approached the man yelled out to stop or he'll shoot. The man then got out of the vehicle and fired at Officer Gargadennec, striking him.

Although mortally wounded he was able to return fire and strike the suspect. While on the ground two of the suspect's friends ran to teh scene from the house. Even in great pain, Officer Gargadennec took both suspects into custody and called for backup. The three suspects were later identified as a trio who had committed several high profile robberies. Officer Gargadennec succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Officer Gargadennec had been with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 87

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, September 5, 1919
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Every year since 2009 I have made the blue ribbons with the 51 names of the Oakland Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. It is my honor to do this for the fallen officers. The ribbons hang on a tree outside the Warehouse Bar and Grill in Oakland, California for all to see the sacrifice they have made to keep us safe. God bless you all and rest in peace.

A grateful citizen

February 23, 2012

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