Officer Nicholas Paul Cecchetti

Officer Nicholas Paul Cecchetti

Stockton Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, August 3, 1978

Nicholas Paul Cecchetti

Officer Cecchetti was shot and killed while serving a narcotics warrant. As he entered the rear door of the home he encountered the suspect, who was attempting to flee. As Officer Cecchetti reacted, he stumbled on the steps and fell forward. The suspect fired one shot, striking Officer Cecchetti near the collar bone, just above his vest, in a downward direction, striking his heart.

The suspect was arrested a short time later and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Cecchetti was survived by his wife, two sons, and parents. His father served as the Stockton police chief at the time of the shooting.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

August 4, 2018

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