Police Officer Stephen Edward Sawka

Police Officer Stephen Edward Sawka

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, June 18, 1983

Stephen Edward Sawka

Officer Sawka suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a suspect at Yorkk Street and Sepviva Street, 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.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3790

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Stephen II, Stephen III, Lawrence, Regina, John

Stephen E. Sawka II

March 17, 2018

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