Patrolman Gerald "Jerry" Velotta

Patrolman Gerald "Jerry" Velotta

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, January 19, 1971

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Gerald "Jerry" Velotta

Patrolman Gerald "Jerry" Velotta died of a gunshot wound he received when the service revolver of another patrolman accidentally discharged in the basement of the 18th Precinct station house. Patrolman Velotta was wounded in the chest and taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where he died 11 days later from his wound.

Patrolman Velotta was assigned to the 18th Precinct. His wife survived him.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 25970

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Friday, January 8, 1971

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Patrolman Velotta,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 19, 2021

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