Community Mourns Loss of Lt. Chris Cambiotti

This photo was taken on the occasion of one of our neighborhood “Walk Against Crime” events.
This time we started at Pal’s Lounge.
The weather was rainy that day but nothing could dampen his spirit or diminish his smile.
Bless his heart. He will be remembered.
Charlotte Pipes

The New Orleans Police Department is mourning the untimely death of First District Lieutenant Christopher Cambiotti. Lieutenant Cambiotti was a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident yesterday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He died on the scene. He was 42-years-old.

Chris joined the NOPD in 1997. During his time with the department, he served the people of New Orleans by working in the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Districts. He also worked briefly in the department’s Special Operations Division. Finally, during the last five years of his career, Chris served as the Second in Command to First District Commander Bobby Norton.

Commander Norton said, “This is a great loss for me, both professionally and personally. This is also a true loss for our community. Chris was a dedicated officer who cared for and respected this community very much.”

Superintendent Ronal Serpas said, “Chris Cambiotti was a great person, as well as an exemplary police officer. He’d always make a point of coming over to say ‘hello’ during breaks at weekly COMSTAT meetings. He always had something positive to say, and he always had a smile on his face.”

“Chris was very popular with the officers and made tremendous contributions to this police department, as well as to the people of New Orleans. He will be sorely missed.”

The New Orleans Police Department sends sincere condolences to the Cambiotti family as well as to NOPD Homicide Detective Maggie Darling.

A memorial service for Lieutenant Cambiotti will be held at Saint Louis Cathedral. Details of that service will be released when confirmed.

May his parade of peace last for an eternity.