Police Officer Vito A. Chiaramonte

Police Officer Vito A. Chiaramonte

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 26, 1977

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Vito A. Chiaramonte

Officer Vito Chiaramonte was shot and killed while on foot patrol.

Officer Chiaramonte was patrolling the Baruch Houses near FDR Drive and Delancey Street when he was shot once in the head with a .32 caliber handgun.

A civilian found Officer Chiaramonte wounded but still alive. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he died from his wound.

No suspect was ever identified in this murder, and the case remains open with the New York City Police Department.

Officer Chiaramonte had served with the New York City Housing Authority Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his four children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 2233

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Never identified

foot patrol

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From a West Coast brother officer--thanks for your dedicated service and sacrifice. I suspect your assailant got his due one way or another. People like that don't stay out of jail for long. Thanks for serving the citizens of N.Y. It's obvious your family, friends and law enforcement brothers and sisters miss you greatly. Our young daughter lives in Brooklyn. Anyway, just wanted to chime in and say you will not be forgotten.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (ret)
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno, Nevada) & NVDPS (current)

September 26, 2023

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