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Patrolman Stanley J. Ronczkowski | Summit Police Department, Illinois Summit Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Stanley J. Ronczkowski

Summit Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, March 2, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 14

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 1/28/1936

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Patrolman Stanley Ronczkowski died one month after developing gangrene as a result of frostbite while on duty.

Patrolman Ronczkowski was directing traffic at the scene of a fire on one of the coldest days on record in the Chicago area. Due to his extended exposure to the cold weather he suffered frostbite on his toes. He developed gangrene which led to the amputation of his lower left leg and died one month later as a result of complications from infection.

Patrolman Ronczkowski had served with the Summit Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and 11 children.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Ronczkowski. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 29, 2013

 

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