Officer Thomas John Guzzetti

Officer Thomas John Guzzetti

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, January 26, 1955

Thomas John Guzzetti

Officer Thomas Guzzetti was shot and killed by an armed suspect in a bar. The bartender had called police because one of his patrons was acting erratic, mumbling about robbing banks and was armed with a handgun.

Officer Guzzetti and his partner entered the bar in plain cloths, intending to pose as costumers and move in on the suspect. When Officer Guzzetti and his partner reached the suspect, he turned around and began shooting. Officer Guzzetti was shot and killed, but not before he and his partner were able to return fire, killing the suspect.

Officer Guzzetti was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 26, 2012

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