Sergeant Thomas A. Sanfratello

Genesee County Sheriff's Office, New York
End of Watch Sunday, March 10, 2024

Sergeant Thomas Sanfratello died after being attacked after responding to a dispute between two patrons at one of the Batavia Downs Casino’s bars at 8315 Park Road in Batavia.

One of the patrons was arrested at about 12:30 am and was being escorted from the establishment by Sergeant Sanfratello and security when the second patron attacked him. A violent struggle ensued during which Sergeant Sanfratello attempted to use his taser on the subject. Sergeant Sanfratello became unresponsive and died despite security personnel and bystanders administering CPR.

Sergeant Sanfratello had served with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office for 32 years and had twice been recognized as Officer of the Year.

Source: ODMP

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