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Police Officer Stephen E. Sawka | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Stephen E. Sawka

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, June 18, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 3790

Cause: Heart attack

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Officer Sawka suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a suspect in which he and his partner suffered minor injuries. After arresting the suspect, Officer Sawka drove his partner to the police administration building to photograph his injuries.

As Officer Sawka waited outside he began to suffer chest pains. He drove himself to a local hospital where he died.

Officer Sawka had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

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I attended the police academy with Steve. I was just thinking about him. Very nice person and a good cop.

Former PO Angel LoCastro
Philadelphia Police dept
April 22, 2016


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