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Detective John Wopinski | Flint Police Department, Michigan Flint Police Department, Michigan


John Wopinski

Flint Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, August 8, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Wopinski was shot and killed when he encountered a mentally disturbed man at St. John and Everette Streets. The man was muttering to himself and when Detective Wopinski asked him what he was doing the man jumped up and began firing a pistol, striking Detective Wopinski in the abdomen. A second shot struck an innocent bystander. Other officers arriving on the scene shot and killed the suspect.

Detective Wopinski had served with the agency for 8 years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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