Police Officer Daniel P. DiDato

Police Officer Daniel P. DiDato

East Fishkill Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, December 18, 2023

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Daniel P. DiDato

Police Officer Dan DiDato was killed in a vehicle crash near Mile Marker 36.8 on southbound Taconic State Parkway at about 6:00 pm.

He was en route to the Westchester Medical Center to interview a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle near the East Fishkill police station. Officer DiDato's patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree as he drove along the parkway. He was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer DiDato had served with the East Fishkill Police Department for 18 years and previously served with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for four years. He is survived by his parents and two brothers.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 26

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, single vehicle crash

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