Police Officer Matthew Francis Giglio

Police Officer Matthew Francis Giglio

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, December 16, 1975

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Matthew Francis Giglio

Police Officer Matthew Giglio succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two months earlier while backing up other officers on a burglary call.

The 28-year-old subject who murdered Officer Giglio was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life. He was denied parole July 27, 2016. A week later he hanged himself in his prison cell with a bed sheet.

Officer Giglio had served with with the Nassau County Police Department for 11 years and was assigned to the Fifth Precinct police ambulance as an EMT. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and one son.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 1778

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 7, 1975
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Died in prison

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Matty only was on the job a few years when I was assigned to the fifth and precinct of the Nassau County Police Department
I was assigned to a foot post on the south side of the Pct
Matty operated an ambulance
Which responded to aided cases
And also made it easy for him to back up on other radio calls
I went on to operate a police car also on the south side
I remember Matty as being a real gentlemen who was always there when you needed him
As a matter of fact Matty didn’t necessarily have have to be where he was when he was shot
But because he wasn’t busy you knew he would be there
He was a cop’s cop
Rest In Peace brother
You will never be forgotten

Captain Ralph Giardina, Retired
Nassau County Police Department

December 21, 2018

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