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Police Officer Thaddeus W. Szczesny | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Thaddeus W. Szczesny

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, August 22, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

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Officer Thaddeus Szczesny was killed when his patrol car was struck by a car that had run a red light. He was responding to an emergency call at the time.

It is believed the driver of the other vehicle was a minor driving drunk.

Officer Szczesny had served with the Detroit Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and four 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 49th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
March 25, 2013

 

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