Patrolman Carmelo A. "Scotty" Cattano

Patrolman Carmelo A. "Scotty" Cattano

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, May 30, 1963

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Carmelo A. "Scotty" Cattano

Patrolman Scotty Cattano was killed in a vehicle crash while returning to the Second Precinct after completing special parade duty for Memorial Day at 11:45 am.

A driver of a vehicle ran a stop sign and struck Officer Cattano's patrol car on Deer Park Avenue at Old Country Road. 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 a United States Army Air Forces WWII veteran and had served with the Suffolk County Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife, mother, sister, and brother.

He is buried at the Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 233

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

parade, routine driving

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Patrolman Cattano,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II as a member of the 421st Night Fighter Squadron. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 30, 2023

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