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Slain Bridgeport officer commemorated at ceremony

A ceremony Wednesday morning at the Bridgeport Police Department commemorated the anniversary of Patrolman Gerald DiJoseph's murder. Danielle DiJoseph was 4 years old when her father was fatally shot

News 12 Staff

Nov 27, 2014, 4:46 AM

Updated 3,494 days ago

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A ceremony Wednesday morning at the Bridgeport Police Department commemorated the anniversary of Patrolman Gerald DiJoseph's murder.
Danielle DiJoseph was 4 years old when her father was fatally shot during a traffic stop in 1980. She says her father has been a major figure in her life, and she is proud of his service to the city.
A wreath was placed below a plaque dedicated to DiJoseph. Officials say they are grateful that no other city officers have been killed in the line of duty since his death.
Sgt. Chuck Paris says he remembers DiJoseph's sacrifice every Thanksgiving.
Police Chief Joe Gaudette says one of the best ways to commemorate DiJoseph's legacy is to make sure no other officer is killed while on the job again.
As a tribute to her father, Danielle DiJoseph has a license plate bearing his badge number.
The suspect was arrested seven months after the shooting.


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