Patrolman Joseph L. Pijanowski

Patrolman Joseph L. Pijanowski

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, November 18, 1920

Joseph L. Pijanowski

Officer Joseph Pijanowski was assigned to escort a former alderman who had previously received threats to his safety. Upon arrival at the politician's home, Officer Pijanowski observed three men hiding beneath the porch. After being ordered to come out, the offenders opened fire.

Officer Pijanowski suffered a severe wound and died in a hospital four days later.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1427

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 14, 1920
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender 2 of 3 suspects sent to prison

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Patrolman Pijanowski,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 18, 2017

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