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Police Officer Matthew Francis Giglio | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Matthew Francis Giglio

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 16, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 1778

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/7/1975

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Matthew Giglio succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two months earlier while backing up other officers on a burglary call.

The subject who murdered Officer Giglio was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life.

Officer Giglio had served with with the Nassau County Police Department for 11 years and was assigned to the Fifth Precinct police ambulance as an EMT. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and one son.

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Officer Giglio was my training officer for my clinical rotation to become and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in 1974. He was a true gentleman and I enjoyed the two days we spent together. Also, as a resident of the Fifth Precinct, it gave me and my family great comfort to get to know one of the dedicated officers who put their lives on the line for all of us. I will remember his forever. May he rest in eternal peace.

Gary Urbanowicz
April 16, 2014

 

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