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Michael J. Califano

Police Officer
Date of Appointment: 
Thursday, December 3, 1998
Date of Death: 
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Fallen #31

On February 5, 2011, Officer Michael J. Califano, a highway patrol officer, was conducting a traffic stop on the Long Island Expressway. During the stop, a trucker who dozed off, slammed into the officer's stopped patrol car, sending him crashing into the rear of the vehicle he had stopped. He was 44 years old.

National Law Enforcement Memorial: Panel: 43-W: 28
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