Sam Ciccone


Age: 71

Summary: retired sergeant in the Fairview, New Jersey police department who quit his job there in 1979 after 15 years spent concealing his sexual orientation and moved to New York, where he and gay NYC police sergeant Charles H. Cochrane, Jr. (d. 2008) founded the Gay Officers Action League, known as GOAL, the first organization to address the needs and concerns of gay and lesbian law enforcement personnel.

Cause of Death: Heart disease

Born: March 18, 1944

Died: May 10, 2015

New York City, New York