Patrolman Anthony John Notaro

Patrolman Anthony John Notaro

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, July 22, 1964

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Anthony John Notaro

Patrolman Anthony Notaro drowned while off duty as he rescued three children after their canoe capsized in Laurel Hill Lake in Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset County.

He was able to keep the three children afloat long enough for another adult to assist them to shore. Patrolman Notaro went below the surface before the adult returned to rescue him.

Patrolman Notaro was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

off duty, water rescue

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Your selfless actions that day clearly define the word hero and exemplify duty before self like no other. Thank you for your service, both military and police, and today we remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 22, 2020

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