Police Officer John Calandro, Jr.

Police Officer John Calandro, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, August 19, 1963

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John Calandro, Jr.

Officer Calandro was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a car that ran a red light at the intersection of Joseph Campau Street and Vernor Street. He was thrown from the bike and sustained major head injuries. He died five days later.

Officer Calandro had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and three brothers.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 138

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 14, 1963


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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

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

August 19, 2020

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