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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Officer Alcamo,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 26, 2022

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