Police Officer John Anthony Salvaggio

Police Officer John Anthony Salvaggio

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 25, 1990

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John Anthony Salvaggio

Officer Salvaggio was killed when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while conducting a traffic stop on Katy Freeway near Bingle Road. As he asked the driver for proof of insurance another vehicle struck him, throwing him 30 feet. He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver then fled the scene but turned himself in two days later. The man was a known drug abuser and it was believed he did not stop because he had drugs in the car. The suspect was sentenced to five years in jail but released after serving only half of the sentence. The man has since died.

Officer Salvaggio had been with the Houston Police Department for seven years and was survived by his wife, two daughters and 10-month-old son.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 2521

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Deceased

traffic stop

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Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 4, 2021

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