Patrolman Anthony N. Rizzato

Patrolman Anthony N. Rizzato

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, July 17, 1970

Anthony N. Rizzato

Patrolman Tony Rizzato and Sergeant James Severin were shot and killed by gang members while patrolling community housing for an all-volunteer "Walk and Talk" project.

As the officers proceeded across the Seward Park baseball field, the assailants opened fire from an apartment window. Both officers were mortally wounded in the attack.

The purpose of the shooting was to seal a pact between two rival gangs. Three adults and one juvenile were later apprehended and charged with murder. The two shooters were convicted of murder and sentenced to 100 to 199 years in prison.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 12407

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender 100-199 years in prison

ambush, gang member, juvenile offender, sniper

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Patrolman Rizzato,
On today, the 47th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was with you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol

July 17, 2017

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