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Sergeant Edward Wolski, Jr. | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Sergeant

Edward Wolski, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, August 5, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Sergeant Wolski was shot and killed as he and two officers were searching for a man who had been firing a gun at the Jefferies Housing Project. The suspect ambushed Sergeant Wolski as he came around the corner of a building. He then shot and wounded the other two officers as they ran to their Sergeant's aid. Other officers arriving on the scene shot and wounded the suspect and took him into custody.

The suspect was paroled from the Illinois Penitentiary in 1967 after serving 11 years of a 199 year sentence for murder. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on Febuary 16, 1970. He died in prison May 18, 2006.

Sergeant Wolski had served with the Detroit Police Department for 18 years and was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Sergeant Wolski, It's been 45 years since your last tour of duty. Thank you for your sacrafice. You may be gone but you are not forgotten. R.I.P. brother.

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August 6, 2013

 

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