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Detective James J. Biello

Atlanta (GA) Police Department
End of Watch: July 28, 2019

Detective James J. Biello succumbed to gunshot wounds he sustained on April 15, 1987. Detective Biello was shot by a juvenile suspect during a robbery attempt at a restaurant. Detective Biello identified himself as a police officer and the suspect opened fire striking Detective Biello several times. Detective Biello was rendered a quadriplegic. Detective Biello succumbed to complications of the initial gunshot wounds. Detective Biello is the 34th law enforcement officer to pass away as a result of gunfire this year and the fifth officer fatality from the state of Georgia in 2019.


Chief Erika Shields
Atlanta Police Department
Public Safety Headquarters
226 Peachtree St SW
Atlanta, Ga 30303

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