Patrolman Alfred Loreto

Patrolman Alfred Loreto

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, July 21, 1950

Alfred Loreto

Patrolman Alfred Loreto was shot and killed by two robbery suspects while off-duty.

Patrolman Loreto observed two men beating, robbing and attempting to kidnap a man on the street near the corner of Yates Avenue and Morris Park Avenue in the Bronx. Patrolman Loreto, who was in civilian clothes, ran to the aid of the victim. The two suspects fled the location in a car. Patrolman Loreto pursued the suspects in his automobile and was able to force it off the road. As he approached the suspects' vehicle, they fired four shots at him, fatally wounding him.

Both suspects were apprehended at the scene by four patrolmen, three civilians, and a fireman who witnessed the incident. They were charged with murder, robbery, and kidnapping. On May 31st, 1951, the men were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Loreto was assigned to the 48th precinct.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

off duty, robbery

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 14, 2013

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