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Police Officer Frank Piszczek | Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

Frank Piszczek

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Sunday, June 22, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 188

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/21/1884

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Never apprehended

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Police Officer Frank Piszczek was shot and killed after arresting a man at the Union Depot near 2nd Street and Seeboth Street. As he walked the prisoner to jail, located at First Street and Florida Street, the man pulled out a revolver and shot him. The subject fled as Officer Piszczek returned fire, but was never apprehended.

Fellow officers heard the shot and found Officer Piszczek and took him back to the station where he passed away in a sleeping room.

Officer Piszczek had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Officer Piszczek is my Great Grandfather's brother. He was an outstanding citizen in his community, gave his last full measure as an officer and he left a wife and 5 little children. His family long suffered and his death transcends generations. His memory is forever etched in my heart.

Sue Bosman
Grand niece
September 28, 2015


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