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Tribute to a Slain Father at Center Of Racially Charged Controversy

Posted 11/19/20

It began with an NYPD K-9 graduation 13 months ago that included a German shepherd named Vale, in memory of a Transit Detective murdered in the line of duty in 1976 at the age of 33.

Among those he left behind was a 20-day-old daughter, Carla Caccavale, who 43 years later decided that a sweatshirt with the dog's name (pronounced "Valley") and an inscription on its right sleeve, "In honor of Detective George Caccavale," above an NYPD Detective shield, would be a nice commemoration.

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