Sergeant Salvatore Genualdi

Sergeant Salvatore Genualdi

Streamwood Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, December 4, 1967

Salvatore Genualdi

Sergeant Salvatore Genualdi was struck and killed at a roadblock while attempting to stop a pursuit.

Sergeant Genualdi had responded to assist a neighboring agency in the pursuit and was standing next to his cruiser which had been parked in a roadblock position with the passenger side facing the oncoming pursuit. As the suspect neared the scene Sergeant Genualdi stepped from the patrol vehicle and attempted to wave the vehicle to a stop but was struck and pinned between the two vehicles. The suspect was apprehended at the scene.

Sergeant Genualdi had served with the Steamwood Police Department for seven years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Arrested

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Sgt. Genualdi was my neighbor and I was 12 years old when this happened. I still remember to this day the tragedy and loss to the Genualdi family. His son was a friend and playmate and I hope he knows his father was never forgotten.

Investigator Edward Gordon
Erath County District Attorney's Office, Stephenville TX

August 29, 2018

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