Retired NYPD officer who obtained fame for revealing police corruption in the 1960s and early 1970s, that he was shot and nearly wiped out. He enlisted in america Army at age group 17, and offered in South Korea for just two years. He became an exclusive investigator along with a youngsters counselor while their studies at Brooklyn University. He was shot in the facial skin while wanting to arrest heroin sellers at 778 Driggs Avenue in Brooklyn on Feb 3, 1971. After his attempted murder, as well as the trial, he was relocated to Switzerland through see protection. He wedded Marianne Serpico in 1973. His parents had been Italian immigrants Vincenzo and Maria Giovanna Serpico. He became popular after Al Pacino starred within the 1973 film Serpico.