Police Officer Frank A. Bersito

Police Officer Frank A. Bersito

Mount Vernon Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, April 1, 1974

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Frank A. Bersito

Police Officer Frank Bersito was killed in an automobile crash on Claremont and Sidney Avenues in Mount Vernon.

Around 3:30 p.m., Officer Bersito was traveling on Sidney Avenue, and as he entered the intersection at Claremont Avenue, a car failed to stop at the stop sign. The car struck the back of his patrol van, spinning it into a tree and hitting the car. The force of impact flung Officer Bersito out of the van, which ran over him when it came to a stop. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver was not injured.

Officer Bersito had served with the Mount Vernon Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, their two sons and one daughter.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 66

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Officer Bersito,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mount Vernon. And to your Family and loved ones, thank wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 1, 2024

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