Police Officer Vincent Pelliccio
Police Officer Vincent Pelliccio joined the Suffolk County Police Department on December 15, 2014. Upon graduating from the Police Academy, he was assigned to Third Precinct Patrol.
From the moment he arrived at the Third Precinct, he immediately stood out as a diligent worker who held himself to the highest professional standards.
He quickly earned the respect of his supervisors and his peers, and he was entrusted with a steady assignment in a double car in one of the busiest sectors in the precinct.
In September of 2017, at the age of 26 years old, Police Officer Pelliccio was diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread. He bravely faced the disease with the same positive attitude and determination that he has exhibited each and every day in the Third Precinct Patrol. He went through intensive treatment that included both radiation and chemotherapy. The treatment took its toll on Police Officer Pelliccio’s physical condition, including hair loss, weight loss, and significant weakness. Despite the battle he was fighting, he regularly visited the Third Precinct to stay connected with coworkers and voice his unwavering desire to return to duty in his busy sector car. Following the intensive radiation and chemotherapy, Police Officer Pelliccio had surgery to remove the remaining cancerous growth from his stomach. Again, he bravely forged forward with remarkable fortitude, working diligently in the subsequent months to regain his strength.
In March of 2018, Police Officer Pelliccio returned to full duty in his steady sector car and has performed his duties since in the same exemplary manner as he had before his illness. His work ethic and job performance recently earned him a position on the Third Precinct Gang Task Force. The courage and determination exemplified by Police Officer Pellicio throughout his battle with cancer, along with his steadfast drive to return to work, was a true inspiration to all members of the Suffolk County Police Department. The Department is extremely proud to select Police Officer Vincent Pellicio as our 2019 Theodore Roosevelt® Police Award recipient.