Corporal Polizzotto’s Siblings Reflect on His Life


For the first time Thursday, the family of a fallen South Bend police officer talks about their loss.

Corporal Nick Polizzotto was shot and killed Tuesday morning in the line of duty.

Prosecutors say 45-year-old Scott Barnaby gunned down Polizzotto at the Wooden Indian Motel before police killed him.

Thursday Polizzotto's siblings could not hold back their emotions as they talked about their brother.

They will remember him as a great brother, a great father, and a great officer. “He used great judgment and compassion and never used his badge and his power to be somebody he wasn't. He was always the same,” explains Tony Polizzotto. "I think he started out wanting to be a fighter pilot, then he wanted to be a priest’ [then a] criminal justice major [with] a religious studies minor. He wanted to be a priest, so that tells you how good he was."

Tony and Amy thanked the community Thursday afternoon. They say the support they have received has been outstanding during this very difficult time.


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