Patrolman Carmelo A. Cattano

Patrolman Carmelo A. Cattano

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, May 30, 1963

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Carmelo A. Cattano

Patrolman Cattano was killed in an automobile accident.

Patrolman Cattano was working an 8-4 tour and was returning to the Second Precinct after completing special parade duty for Memorial Day. At approximately 11:45 a.m., Police Officer Cattano was involved in a motor vehicle crash in which he was thrown from his vehicle and suffered multiple injuries to his head, chest, and lower extremities. Police Officer Cattano was taken to Huntington Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police Officer Cattano was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 3 years, 5 months
  • Badge 233

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I was the step son of Officer Cattano’s widow for 47 years until her passing in July of 2019. Many times she would share stories about Carmen or as she called him “Scotty”. What a wonderful man.

Guy Cooper Civilian
Step son of officer Cattanos widow

January 28, 2021

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