Police Officer Anthony F. Mosomillo

Police Officer Anthony F. Mosomillo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, May 26, 1998

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Anthony F. Mosomillo

Police Officer Anthony Mosomillo was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a parolee who had missed his court appearance.

He was shot four times after the suspect's girlfriend attacked Officer Mosomillo and his partner. During an intense and violent struggle with both the wanted man and his girlfriend, the subject got possession of Officer Mosomillo's partner's weapon and shot Officer Mosomillo.

Officer Mosomillo was able to return fire, killing the suspect. Officer Mosomillo was taken to Kings County Hospital where he later died during surgery.

The female subject was arrested and convicted of manslaughter. She was released in December 2019 following a 20-year sentence but was re-sentenced to 2 years after a parole violation.

Officer Mosomillo had served with the New York City Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and two young daughters. He was assigned to the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 20316

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed by Officer Mosomillo

arrest attempt

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Tony
I miss the days when you and me and Kevin K. and John C. and Ron B. would make fun of each other in the muster room of the 67 before hitting the streets early in the morning. We went on Burg patrol and you went out with Miriam to round up warrants. We were on patrol that day in on Church Ave in the 67 when we heard Miriam calling for help. We tried so hard to get to you Tony but we were hit by a cab and were all injured. I never had another chance to see you. It remains the saddest day of my life. You are always in my thoughts Tony, heaven gained a real angel that day and we all lost our caring and kind friend.

Ret. Lt. Tom Ciorciari
NYPD

October 12, 2021

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