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. The three suspects were never apprehended.

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 At large

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 24, 2020

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