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Officer Accused Of Hockey Stick Assault

By Wyatt Earp | August 22, 2010

Since when did hockey get violent?

Meet Philadelphia Police Officer Damien Walto. If this story is true, then he is type of quality human being that we really need to patrol the mean streets of Philly. Officer Walto – a three-year “veteran” of the department – was playing in a local street hockey tournament when he decided to engage his inner Ron Hextall.

Walto allegedly struck a woman with his stick – his hockey stick, I mean – after the woman said something to him. Maybe she said he shoots like a prepubescent little girl? Either way, I’m sure his parents are very proud of him.

Officer Damien Walto, 30, was charged with aggravated assault, possessing an instrument of crime, terroristic threats and related offenses, for an incident last month after a daylong hockey tournament at the Tip Top Playground on Hope Street near Allen, police said.

Walto, a three-year veteran of the force and a member of the Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums since 2008, has been suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss, cops said.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on July 18, police responded to a radio call for an assault victim at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. When they arrived, the victim, a 24-year-old woman whom police did not identify, told them that Walto assaulted her after the tournament about midnight, cops said. He was off-duty at the time.

Of course, Walto is innocent until proven guilty, but in my opinion, he kind of looks like a douche. I’m just sayin’.

Topics: Philly, The Job | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Officer Accused Of Hockey Stick Assault”

  1. Ingineer66 Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    OK let me just say that 3 years in Afghanistan may make you a veteran, but 3 years as a cop, you are still a newbie, not a veteran. Other thoughts, day long tournament that last until midnight. I am guessing that alcohol was a factor in the assault. And I agree he does look like a douche, was this his academy photo?

  2. Fenway_Nation Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Maybe the chick was shouting “Hide the decline!!”

  3. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Maybe he wanted to put his biscuit in her basket, but was met with rejection because of his hair. My advice: steer clear of The Hair Cuttery and shampoo more than once a month.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Ingineer66 – Yep, his ID photo. The only time it is ever shown is when you’re shot, or locked up.

    Fenway – Or maybe she was a Bruins fan. Heh.

    Mrs. Crankipants – The Caesar went out with the death of Julius.

  5. Rick Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    What a tool

  6. Crusty Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Hope & Allen Sts??? I’ll bet she played goalie for the oppsing side the whole tournement. Trash talked Walto all day and he just busted right across her “Too many men and not enough time” tattoo. Support sterilization.

  7. bob (either orr) Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Geez, when did crosschecking become more than just two minutes in the sin bin? Just askin’.

  8. bob (either orr) Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Or was it slashing?

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 22nd, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Rick – A real hockey puck.

    Crusty – Yeah, deep in the heart of Fishtown. Probably 12 teeth in the entire tournament combined.

    Bob – Probably a little of both.

  10. 369 Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    hope & allen is in northern liberties. most can’t afford property there due to the proximity of the piazza.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    369 – I should know that, since I worked in the 24th, but I never knew where Fishtown ended and Northern Liberties began.

  12. 215 Says:
    August 24th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    i’ll have you know the woman was not playing in the tournament or taunting him, he is a psycho and snapped and did this to her. she is a beautiful girl and is not from that area so do not judge her just because of where the tournament took place. people do come from different areas to participate and/or watch sports tournaments you know, that is not unheard of. he is a man and a police officer what in this world would give him any right to beat a woman? i can not wait to see this animal released perminately from his duties as a police officer.

  13. 369 Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 1:53 am

    NW borders of Northern Liberties are Frankford & Girard