ON THIS DAY: Melbourne Police Officer Joseph Pellican Killed 37-Years Ago in the Line of Duty
By Space Coast Daily // October 17, 2023
Pellicano was active in the community and coached for the Police Athletic League
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police remembers the life of Officer Joseph Pellican who was killed in the line of duty 37 years ago.
On October 17, 1986, Officer Joseph Pellican was fatally struck by a vehicle while directing traffic at an early morning house fire scene.
Officer Pellicano was a 3.5-year veteran of the Melbourne Police Department and had been awarded the department’s exceptional service bar. He was also recognized for rescuing someone from a burning house at great personal risk.
Officer Pellicano was active in the community and coached for the Melbourne Police Athletic League (PAL).
He attended Brevard Community College and was working towards earning his Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. Officer Pellicano is survived by his wife Marion Pellicano-Ambrose and their son Joseph John Pellicano.
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