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.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 894

Incident Details

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

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To the family, friends and colleagues of HERO Detective George Caccavale: Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter, on his behalf. Praying that it makes it in time (from Pacific NW) to make a difference.
To Detective Caccavale: Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten!
God Bless You All.

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

February 24, 2019

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