Police Officer Joseph T. Alcamo

Police Officer Joseph T. Alcamo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, March 26, 1992

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Joseph T. Alcamo

Officer Alcamo was killed in an accident while responding to a call.

Officer Alcamo and his partner were responding to assist officers from the New York City Housing Authority Police Department with a call of an emotionally disturbed person in the Edgemere Housing Projects. As they travailed on Beach Channel Drive near 105th Street, the patrol car hit a wet patch in the road and Officer Alcamo's partner lost control of the car. The patrol car skid sideways and stuck a utility pole on the passenger side, killing Officer Alcamo.

Officer Alcamo had served with the New York City Police Department for four years and was assigned to the 100th Precinct. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 24524

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

Back up for fellow officer(s), EDP, single vehicle crash

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I was assigned to the aviation unit on the night Joe was killed. Prior to aviation I had the privilege of working the summer detail in the 100 pct. We had responded to peninsula general that night with the hope of transporting Joe to Manhattan….. but that did not happen. I will never forget the mood that night when I walked in the ER of the the guys that I had worked with in the 100.

God bless you Joe…. And God bless the guys from the 100 pct.

Joe Puglia

P.O. Joe Puglia Retired

February 5, 2023

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