Police Officer Cecil Frank Sledge

Police Officer Cecil Frank Sledge

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, January 28, 1980

Cecil Frank Sledge

Police Officer Cecil Sledge was shot and killed while making a traffic stop at Flatlands Avenue and 78th Street in Brooklyn.

Officer Sledge recognized the subject as being wanted in connection to a robbery that had occurred the previous day. The officer was shot when he approached the vehicle. As he fell to the ground, his gun belt became entangled on the car and he was dragged approximately one quarter mile before falling free.

The suspect was apprehended after taking an elderly woman hostage in her own home.

The man was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life. He was denied parole in September 2014 and in September 2016.

Officer Sledge had served with the New York City Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the 69th Precinct. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 4438

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years to life

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As a 17 year old son of a NYPD Officer I was devasted. My friends and I ran down the blocks from East 51 street, not realizing what the commotion was about. Will never ever forget seeing our Cities hero laying motionless where a murdering Maggots car had left him. The Murderer ran into a house adjacent to the corner and took a women hostage. May the POS continue to rot in the cell and eventually burn in Hell. Approximately 8 months later less than a half a mile away Officer Hyman was MURDERED as he exited his house to stop murdering scum from stealing a car. These officers love of family, friends, and Nation continues to be remembered by the lives they touched, people they saved and helped along with making a positive difference each and every day. Three years later I joined the NYPD. A year later my best friend followed in his dad and uncles footsteps and joined and we eventually became partners. Both my sons joined the ranks and his son joined as a officer in another State. Cop Killers I pray Remain in jail and Burn in external Hell. Always God Bless their families, may thier loved ones know these heroes will never forgotten.

Retired NYPD Tom Redmond

September 24, 2018

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