Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Executed in 1998
Officer Thomas Szafranski was shot and killed by a sniper with a high-powered rifle while sitting in his patrol car near Davis Street and Sixth Street.
The sniper shot him in the head in the unprovoked attack. The suspect was sentenced to death and executed on March 24th, 1998.
Officer Szafranski had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for six years.