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Patrolman Hubert J. Smykowski | Garfield Heights Police Department, Ohio Garfield Heights Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Hubert J. Smykowski

Garfield Heights Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 5, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Officer Smykowski died after suffering a fatal heart attack following a foot pursuit and a struggle with a suspect. Officer Smykowski and his partner had responded to the scene of a hit-and-run where a car had struck the front of a house. Officer Smykowski located two men matching the suspects' descriptions and attempted to stop them. He chased one of the men into a nearby house and struggled with him. As he was walking the suspect to his car he collapsed.
Officer Smykowski was survived by his wife and three children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that call you beloved.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
September 18, 2013

 

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