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Deputy Joseph J. Wachowiak | Erie County Sheriff's Office, New York Erie County Sheriff's Office, New York

Deputy

Joseph J. Wachowiak

Erie County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, November 4, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Charged with muder

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Deputy Joseph Wachowiak was killed after being struck on the head and beaten with a broken mop handle during a jail escape involving five inmates. The leader was captured and charged with First Degree Murder.

Deputy Wachowiak was survived by his wife and three children.

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I said a little prayer today for Deputy Wachowiak and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
November 3, 2015

 

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