Detective Joseph T. Moretti

Detective Joseph T. Moretti

Revere Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, September 24, 1973

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Joseph T. Moretti

Detective Joseph Moretti was shot and killed after responding to a silent alarm call at a nightclub at 297 Lee Burbank Highway.

He was shot in the neck with a shotgun as he entered the club. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma for 7 months before succumbing to the wound.

Detective Moretti had served in law enforcement for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 113

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 13, 1973
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Detective Moretti, it's now been 45 years since your brutal and senseless murder. Your heroism has not been forgotten, nor you, the man behind the badge.

It's always comforting to me (and no doubt many others who have never met you) to see reflections left by family and friends. It shows that, no matter how much time has past, those who knew and loved you best still think of you and hold you in their hearts and minds and have not let go of you. This is obviously the case with you and I thank God for it.

God Bless you, Brother and may your continued eternal rest remain peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 24, 2018

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