Detective George Caccavale

Detective George Caccavale

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 26, 1976

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George Caccavale

Detective George Caccavale was shot and killed while working an off-duty security job at a cash checking store.

He was confronted by three armed men when he arrived at the store escorting a cash withdrawal. As he attempted to draw his weapon, he was shot. The subjects then stole his gun and, as he tried to draw his backup weapon, he was shot again.

The subjects fled the scene but were arrested and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Detective Caccavale had served with the New York City Transit Police Department for 11 years. His wife and daughter survive him.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 894

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Three sentenced to life

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Today your NYPD family once again carried out their solemn vow to never forget. Vale, one of NYPD’s newest K9 members, graduated the Police Academy. Your grandchildren were there and couldn’t be prouder of you and what your life and sacrifice represented. Your best friends, which go beyond lifelong at this point (40-plus years after your passing), were with us. We are not alone, but I would be lying if I said we aren’t lonely without you.

We love you this much more than around the world. You are truly our hero and inspiration to push forward, do better, do more and appreciate each and every day. We thank a police officer every chance we get with you in mind.

Love you always...

Det. Caccavale’s Daughter

October 29, 2019

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