Officer John A. Ayello

Officer John A. Ayello

Hamburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, September 8, 2000

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John A. Ayello

Officer John Ayello died when he suffered a heart attack while making an arrest at the 300 Block of State Street in Hamburg.

Officer Ayello and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a suspect with outstanding warrants. While the suspect was being handcuffed, Officer Ayello suffered a heart attack. He was flown to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Ayello was a United States Navy Vietnam War veteran who had been in law enforcement for 21 years and had founded several anti-drug youth groups in the area called "Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs." He is survived by his wife and three grown children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 4
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

arrest, domestic, warrant

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Pop pop it's been 22 years since your gone. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. It never gets easier thats for sure. I want to thank you for everything. You helped me decide to follow in your footsteps in the law enforcement field. I got my degree and now I'm a supervisor for an armoire truck company. I love and miss you


September 8, 2022

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