Policeman John Naccarato, Jr.

Policeman John Naccarato, Jr.

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, December 5, 1947

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John Naccarato, Jr.

Policeman John Naccarato was shot and killed while attempting to question two suspicious men near the intersection of 52nd Street and 11th Avenue.

Policeman Naccarato and his partner observed the two men moving suspiciously around two cars that were parked on 52nd Street. As Policeman Naccarato exited the patrol car one of the men opened fire with a Luger pistol, killing him.

His partner was able to return fire and killed the man who shot Policeman Naccarato. The other subject fled on foot.

Policeman Naccarato was a US Navy veteran of WWII and was the recipient of a Purple Heart. He ad served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 13 months and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 1 month
  • Badge 3757
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Luger
  • Offender Not available

suspicious activity

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are honored and remembered today the 70th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 5, 2017

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