Investigator Christopher John Marcello

Investigator Christopher John Marcello

Grand Island Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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Christopher John Marcello

Investigator Chris Marcello suffered a fatal heart attack after investigating several atrocious crimes against children.

When he returned home after his shift, he collapsed and was unable to be resuscitated.

Investigator Marcello was a United States Army National Guard veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He had served with the Grand Island Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, his mother, and four siblings.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 460
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Chris was one of the greats! He lightened the room while coaxing the best out of those around him. A rare combination of empathy, humor, intelligence, and tactics that only come along once in a great while. While he is no longer physically present in our walls, he continues to provide a model for achievement for our department, and will live on through his influence in Grand Island.

Captain Jim Duering

December 20, 2023

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