Chief Anthony J. Moretti – Cranston Police

Chief Anthony J. Moretti

     Chief Anthony J. Moretti passed away suddenly on January 30, 1968 while on duty in his office.  Born in Cranston, he was the son of the late Orazio and Filomena (Grossi) Moretti. Mr. Moretti was appointed to the Cranston Police Department on August 18, 1938.  He was promoted to sergeant on December 21, 1945.  In 1951, he was promoted to Detective Sergeant when Cranston’s first detective division was established.  The date of his promotion to lieutenant is unknown.  He was promoted to captain in 1958.   

     On August 28, 1961, he was promoted to the newly created rank of  rank of Commander, and served as the department’s deputy chief.  He became Chief of police in 1966.    

     At the time of his passing he was survived by his wife, Anna (Renzi) Moretti and his two daughters; Mrs. Charles S. Davey of Warwick and Miss Roberta Moretti of Cranston. 

     He’s buried in St. Ann’s Cemetery in Cranston. 

     Rest in Peace.