OFFICER JOHN A. AYELLO
HAMBURG BORO POLICE DEPARTMENT
END OF WATCH: September 8, 2000
Officer Ayello died when he suffered a heart attack while making an arrest. Officer Ayello and another officer had responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a suspect who had outstanding warrants. While the suspect was being handcuffed, Officer Ayello suffered the heart attack. He was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Officer Ayello had been in law enforcement for 21 years, and had founded several anti-drug youth groups in the area called “Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs.” He is survived by his wife and three grown children.