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Frank J. Mascari - Aug. 11, 1948 -
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Aug. 11, 1948
Caucasian Male / 45 yrs. of age
Mount Vernon Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
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Fatal Incident Summary
Wed. Aug. 11, 1948
Inspector Mascari was shot and killed when he was mistaken for a suspect by one of his fellow detectives during a burglary stake-out.
Two detectives were hiding in the back of a laundry after receiving reports that it would be burglarized. Inspector Mascari was with the two but left at 2000 hours. At 2115 hours he returned to check on the officers and entered through a side door. As he did so, one of the officers, thinking Inspector Mascari was the burglar, opened fire with a riot gun. Inspector Mascari was struck by several slugs and succumbed to his wounds at Mount Vernon Hospital ten minutes later.
Inspector Mascari had served with the Mount Vernon Police Department for 23 years and was survived by his wife, son and daughter.