Detective Joseph T. Moretti

Detective Joseph T. Moretti

Revere Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, September 24, 1973

Joseph T. Moretti

Detective Joseph Moretti was shot and killed after responding to a silent alarm call at a nightclub at 297 Lee Burbank Highway.

He was shot in the neck with a shotgun as he entered the club. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma for 7 months before succumbing to the wound.

Detective Moretti had served in law enforcement for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 113

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 13, 1973
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Teddy - You were a good friend and a brave man. It's been a long time, but I still miss your stories.

Jim McChristal, Ranger, ret.
National Park Service

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