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Officer Down

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PAROLE ALERT: Cop Killer Salvatore V. DeSarno

PAROLE DENIAL LETTER

I ask that you please DO NOT grant parole to Salvatore V. DeSarno, inmate #81A1798. The inmate's violent murder of NYPD Police Officer Cecil Sledge in 1981 should preclude any consideration for parole.

On Monday, January 28th, 1981, Officer Sledge conducted a traffic stop on inmate #81A1798. During the stop inmate #81A1798 shot Officer Sledge and then dragged his body with his car for a quarter mile. Inmate #81A1798 had already shot his girlfriend before murdering Officer Sledge, and then took an elderly woman hostage after the murder. Inmate #81A1798 is an extremely violent person and has already been denied parole four times. It is clear he poses a clear and present danger to the citizens of New York.

Inmates who take the life of an officer should be subject to serve their full sentence, without parole.  In the case of inmate #81A1798, a life sentence for murder should mean just that.

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OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL PAGE for OFFICER CECIL FRANK SLEDGE

Police Officer Cecil Frank Sledge
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Monday, January 28, 1980


Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35
Tour: 12 years
Badge # 4438
Cause: Gunfire
Incident Date: 1/28/1980
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Suspect: Sentenced to 25 years to life

Police Officer Cecil Sledge was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in Brooklyn.

The suspect was wanted for shooting at his girlfriend. The officer was shot when he approached the vehicle. As he fell to the ground, his gun belt became entangled on the car and he was dragged approximately one quarter mile before falling free.

The suspect was apprehended after taking an elderly woman hostage in her own home.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life.

Officer Sledge had served with the New York City Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the 69th Precinct. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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