Inspector Raymond Joseph Giacomelli

Inspector Raymond Joseph Giacomelli

Pittsburg Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, April 15, 2003

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Raymond Joseph Giacomelli

Inspector Raymond Giacomelli was shot and killed while conducting a murder investigation.

He had gone to a home on Abbott Street to conduct an investigation into a murder that had occurred at the house the previous week. While he was inside the house, which was believed to be vacant, he was surprised by the suspect who was a recent parolee. The suspect shot him execution style. Inspector Giacomelli's body was found inside the home by another inspector who had arranged to meet him at the scene.

The suspect then fled the scene but was shot and killed during a shootout with police two nights later when officers located him in Modesto after receiving a tip on his whereabouts.

Inspector Giacomelli had been a member of the Pittsburg Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and two teenage daughters.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 120

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Remembering you today as we grew up in school you were quite daring young man then very impressionable we all loved you then and so proud you grew up and became a very important man to your wife and your daughters your friends your community You’re still remembered here amongst your old friends and we talk about you occasionally sending all our love your friends from Bethel Christian Academy We also have the yearbook you drew the Indian on the front cover it’s a lasting memory ♥️

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School friend from Bethel Christian Academy El Sobrante

April 15, 2019

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