The Chief
January 28, 2005

Cop-Killer Hit By PBA Push Against Parole

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Jan. 21 gave the New York State parole Board petitions with 10,000 signatures opposing the possible release next month of cop-killer Russell Carroll.

Mr. Carroll was one of a group of four armed robbers involved in the fatal shooting of Police Officer Robert Sorrentino on April 10, 1980. They were all convicted and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison; the three other men. Robert Avent, Leroy Williams and the actual shooter, Marvel Marble, have since died in prison.

‘Never Walk Streets’

“New York State needs to send a message that cop-killers should never expect to walk the streets again.” PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said in a statement.

Similar remarks were made by Officer Sorrentino’s sister, Edna Doyle, and his partner in the 101 st Precinct in Queens, Jack Dowd. Mr. Dowd noted that Mr. Sorrentino shortly before succumbing to his wounds had from his hospital bed given him “a detailed description of the shooter” that assisted in Mr. Marble’s capture.

Ms. Doyle said, “My family is serving a life sentence without Bobby, and not a day goes by that we don’t miss him.”