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- Aug. 09, 1984 -
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Irvington Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: NJ, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 09, 1984
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 41 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Irvington Police Dept.
NJ   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 13
On The Job: 16 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NJ   USA   Thu. Aug. 09, 1984
Summary: Patrolman Anthony Garaffa was shot and killed while investigating a call involving suspicious activity near 40th Street and Springfield Avenue at 2330 hours. When he arrived at the scene he encountered three men and began to question them. When he asked one of the men what was in a bag the man was carrying the suspect reached into it and fired a shotgun through the bag, fatally wounding Patrolman Garaffa. Patrolman Garaffa was taken to University Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds approximately five hours later.

The suspect turned himself in about two hours after the shooting and was charged with capital murder. He was convicted and sentenced to death. On February 14, 1991, his sentence was commuted to 30 years to life.

Patrolman Garaffa had served with the Irvington Police Department for 16 years and had received over 40 letters of commendation throughout his career. He was survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.p

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