Yonkers, NY: Funeral for police sergeant who was killed when a teen lost control over a BMW

Sgt. Frank Gualdino of the Yonkers Police Department was honored during a funeral procession on Wednesday after being killed in the line of duty last week.

Sgt. Frank Gualdino, Yonkers was laid to repose on Wednesday, after he was killed in an accident involving a car.

Gualdino (53), was killed in the multi-vehicle accident on Dec. 1. The Yonkers Police Department said that Gualdino, 53, had been with the department for 24 years. He was nine months away of retiring when he was killed in the fatal crash.



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Police form a guard to honor the fallen Yonkers Police Sergeant. Frank Gualdino was laid to rest at Sacred Heart Church, Yonkers, N.Y. on December 7, 2022. The 53-year old sergeant was killed last week in the line of service in a head on crash. (Action News Service

Yonkers Police Sergeant. Frank Gualdino was struck head-on by a BMW and crashed into his unmarked car. This happened on December 1, 2022. (Yonkers Police Department/WNYW

According to local news ABC7, Christopher Sapienza, Yonkers Police Commissioner, stated that “There’s an ocean of blue, cops stand patch to patch for the family to support them, and I’m receiving calls, emails, condolence letters from all over the nation right now because everyone wanted this to be done for Frank.”

Gualdino’s corpse was taken to Sacred Heart Church in a procession with dozens of officers wearing formal uniforms.

Gualdino was in an unmarked Chevy Impala, when the driver of a BMW sedan lost the control of his car and crossed into the other lane.




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Police salute the coffin containing Yonkers Police Sergeant. Frank Gualdino was laid to rest at Sacred Heart Church, Yonkers, N.Y. on December 7, 2022. (Action News Service

Gualdino’s vehicle and a Westchester County Bee-Line bus were both hit head-on by the BMW. A bus driver as well as several passengers on the bus were also hurt.

According to police, the driver for the BMW was 16 years old and had just three weeks ago obtained a learner’s permit. After the accident, the teen was in critical condition with severe blunt-force injuries.




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Police form a guard to honor the fallen Yonkers Police Sergeant. Frank Gualdino was laid to rest at Sacred Heart Church, Yonkers, N.Y. on December 7, 2022. (Action News Service

Gualdino’s wife, and his two children (ages 20 and 14), survive him.

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