2012-03-30 / Community

100 Precinct Honors Fallen Officer


Top, left: article as it appeared in the Wave on March 28, 1992. Above: Deputy Chief of Traffic Control Bureau John Cassidy, who was a lieutenant at the 100 Precinct at the time of Alcamo’s accident. Top, left: article as it appeared in the Wave on March 28, 1992. Above: Deputy Chief of Traffic Control Bureau John Cassidy, who was a lieutenant at the 100 Precinct at the time of Alcamo’s accident. Twenty years ago, four-year NYPD officer Joseph Alcamo, 31, was involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident while responding to a call for aid from a housing officer stationed at the Edgemere Houses.

Alcamo and his partner, Charles Wilson, who survived the crash, hit a utility pole on Beach 105 Street on their way to the call on March 26, 1992. The pavement was wet and the car lost control. He left behind a wife pregnant with their first child.

The wife and daughter of Alcamo were on hand this Monday when the 100 Precinct dedicated a memorial plaque inside the precinct in his memory. The corner of Beach 94 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard is already named Officer Alcamo Plaza. Officers who knew Alcamo spoke about their memory of him and what it was like to work with the young officer.





The family placed flowers at the memorial on Monday. The family placed flowers at the memorial on Monday.

Officers observe a moment of silence in front of Alcamo’s memorial, across the street from the precinct. Officers observe a moment of silence in front of Alcamo’s memorial, across the street from the precinct.

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