Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Commuted to life
Sergeant Prochazka was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a local paint store. He went to the store to drop off mug shots while investigating a robbery of the store from several weeks earlier. He was shot in the neck as he walked through the rear door.
Four suspects were arrested in Cleveland a short time later. All four were sentenced to death but their sentences were commuted to life in 1977. One of the four, the getaway driver, was released in 2003.
Sergeant Prochazka was survived by his wife and four children.