Police Officer Arthur Del Gaudio, Jr.

Police Officer Arthur Del Gaudio, Jr.

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, April 22, 1976

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Arthur Del Gaudio, Jr.

Officer Del Gaudio was killed while in the pursuit of an intoxicated and reckless driver. The officer collided with another police car and then careened into the wall of a home. His death was instrumental in persuading the State Legislature to enact the Unlawful Flight statute.

Officer Del Gaudio was survived by his wife who was pregnant with their first child.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2964

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

drunk driver

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Officer Del Gaudio,
On today, the 44th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Phoenix. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 22, 2020

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