Captain Charlie Scavuzzo died from a massive heart attack on Friday, September 15, 2017. This was just days after Hurricane Irma's damaging winds, storm surge and rain bands struck our area on September 10, 2017. In the days leading up to his death, Captain Scavuzzo worked around the clock ensuring the community and agency were prepared to endure and recover from the storm. In addition, just prior to the storm's impact, Captain Scavuzzo led a team of detectives in a homicide investigation, adding to the stress and demands of an already chaotic environment.
Charlie was immensely dedicated to his family and career. Throughout his 24 years with the agency and 28 total years in law enforcement, he served in:
Criminal Investigations Division
At his passing, he was commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, overseeing: