Motorcycle Patrolman Charles Christopher Caraccilo

Motorcycle Patrolman Charles Christopher Caraccilo

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 21, 1973

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Charles Christopher Caraccilo

Motorcycle Patrolman Charles Caraccilo was shot and killed by the driver of a stolen car he stopped for a minor offense near Greenbush Ave. and Burbank Blvd. An anonymous phone tip led to the arrest of the 18-year-old suspect a short time later.

On December 20, 1973, the suspect was convicted of second degree murder, unrelated charges of first degree robbery and second degree burglary, and sentenced to three consecutive terms of 21 years to life. However, parole officials are not bound by a judge's decision to have terms to run consecutively in California. On July 23, 1974, he was attacked by five fellow inmates and stabbed 10 times in the chest and 22 times in the back. Miraculously he recovered. He was paroled in 1982. On June 29, 1983, he robbed a Point Arena Bank of $25,000.00. He was apprehended several days later. On October 31, 1983, he was convicted of bank robbery and sentenced to 25 years in a Federal Prison.

Patrolman Caraccilo had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 10285

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years to life

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Thank you, to all the people, who have posted on this site... It means so much, to me and my family... God bless you all, especially anyone who took the time and effort, to post on this site.
I thank all of you, for never forgetting my dad... I was only 9, when he was murdered, but I still remember, the block parties, on Kalisher street, and him building the flatbottom boat, in the garage, which I still have today,,, It's called, Locrotch... The name my dad's buddies gave him. And daddy would be happy to report, it's bad ass...
So, I thank all of you, who have never forgotten him... Blue lives matter!!!

Jon C. Caraccilo.

Jon C.Caraccilo

September 6, 2020

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