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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Keep up the fight too bad we have to fight for what is right. I would like to purchase one of those T-shirts and I will wear it proudly in California. My son is also a police officer in Oakland California I think about him every time he goes to work it’s very stressful. You are a wonderful daughter keeping your dad‘s memory alive. God bless the police and the United States of America.

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November 17, 2020

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