Sergeant Ignazio J. Ciuppa

Sergeant Ignazio J. Ciuppa

Garfield Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, March 15, 1954

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Ignazio J. Ciuppa

Sergeant Ciuppa succumbed to injuries sustained six days earlier when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle as he escorted a funeral procession.

He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma until succumbing to his injuries. The driver of the vehicle was charged with reckless driving.

Sergeant Ciuppa had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and 9-month-old son.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 9, 1954

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Thank you for your service Sgt. Ciuppa! You will never be forgotten! Your name and legacy live on through your Son and the men and women of the Police Unity Tour and the National Memorial in Washington, DC.

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May 14, 2012

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