I am writing to alert you that one of NYC's most brutal cop-killers is coming up for parole again next month: Salvatore "Crazy Sal" Desarno, killer of 69 Pct. P.O. Cecil Sledge.
We URGENTLY need your help to keep this killer behind bars. Use the PBA's Keep Cop-Killers In Jail tool to take action.
P.O. Sledge was shot and killed on January 28, 1980, during a traffic stop of Desarno, who was on parole for an armed robbery at the time. After he was shot, P.O. Sledge's duty belt became entangled with Desarno's vehicle. Desarno dragged our hero brother for a quarter of a mile and left him dead in the street.
Unfortunately, the out-of-control NYS Parole Board has already released THIRTY-FOUR cop-killers in a little over four years. It is more important than ever to make our voices heard. Visit the PBA website and click on Keep Cop-Killers In Jail to register your opposition. The PBA is printing and delivering these messages in advance of each parole hearing, so that the Parole Board can see that police officers and regular New Yorkers do not want yet another vicious cop-killer walking our streets.
Patrick J. Lynch