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Sergeant Joseph M. Monteparo | Asbury Park Police Department, New Jersey Asbury Park Police Department, New Jersey

Sergeant

Joseph M. Monteparo

Asbury Park Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Saturday, April 24, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Monteparo was stabbed to death while attempting to talk a man into dropping a knife. Sergeant Monteparo was familiar with the suspect and had dealt with him on several occasions. Other officers on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Sergeant Monteparo had served with the agency for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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I think of you daily even though I never had the chance to meet you. I know my mom is the best parent I could ask for, I know she takes after you! She speaks of you with proud and dignity! You have two grand daughters that would of loved the chance to meet you! ❤️I enjoy running the Asbury Park boardwalk in honor of you! ⭐️

Joy Puzino grand daughter
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April 24, 2017

 

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