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 kill 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 had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 13 months. He 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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Officer Naccarato,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

December 5, 2022

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