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Police Officer Gary R. Stymiloski | Westchester County Department of Public Safety, New York Westchester County Department of Public Safety, New York

Police Officer

Gary R. Stymiloski

Westchester County Department of Public Safety, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, February 24, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 157

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/24/1985

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed at a later date

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Officer Gary Stymiloski was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for a traffic infraction.

As Officer Stymiloski waited for the license check to come back, the suspect exited his vehicle and shot him. The suspect then stole the officer's patrol car, with Officer Stymiloski's body still inside. After ditching the patrol car, the suspect fled to Canada, where he was arrested.

While being transported back to Westchester by New York State police, the suspect attempted to escape and was shot and killed by State Troopers.
Officer Stymiloski had been employed with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety for 3 years, and is survived by his parents and brothers.

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Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thanks for your service.

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May 20, 2014

 

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