Youth Officer Casey Tristano

Youth Officer Casey Tristano

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, March 13, 1970

Casey Tristano

Youth Officer Casey Tristano suffered a fatal heart attack after he and another officer struggled with a juvenile at a city school.

The juvenile struck Officer Tristano in the face several times during the incident. Officer Tristano began to have difficulty breathing and then collapsed.

Officer Tristano had served with the Chicago Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Dad, I wish I would have known you. You died half of your life ago(45 years)when I was 9. I wish you could have seen your grandchildren!

Casey J Tristano Jr.

February 27, 2015

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