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 Ayello died when he suffered a heart attack while making an arrest.

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

Officer Ayello 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

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 8, 2020

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