Officer John A. Ayello

Officer John A. Ayello

Hamburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, September 8, 2000

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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Officer Ayello,
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens Hamburg Borough. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 8, 2017

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