Police Officer Louis Robert Toriello

Police Officer Louis Robert Toriello

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, October 6, 1950

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Louis Robert Toriello

Officer Toriello was stabbed to death when he and another officer were attacked at Montgomery Avenue and Bouvier Street by a man who had just been released from the Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry. The other officer shot the suspect, who was later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Toriello was a U.S Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for one month. He was survived by his wife, and 14-month old child.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 2408
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to Life

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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 of your death. I am privileged 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 Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, O

October 6, 2013

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