Detectives' Endowment Association, Inc. — Paul DiGiacomo, President

The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

Salvatore Cafiso

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 7302

Command: Staten Island Narcotics

Date of Death: 10/24/2002

Cause of Death: Heart Attack During Narcotics Operation

While engaged in an anti-narcotics operation on Staten Island, Detective Cafiso became faint and passed out.  He was rushed to St. Vincent’s Medical Center (West Brighton), but the Detective went into cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.


A “Full Inspector’s Funeral” was held on October 28th, 2002.  Salvatore w3as 33 years old and 8 years on the job.

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