Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # 1939
Weapon: Rifle; Mini 14
Offender: Shot and wounded by other officers
Officer Cudnik was shot and killed while making a felony traffic stop on a stolen vehicle. As the suspect exited the vehicle he opened fire with .223 caliber rifle, striking Officer Cudnik in the neck, head, and chest several times. Backup units on the scene returned fire and severely wounded the suspect.
Officers on scene immediately transported Officer Cudnik to Mount Sinai Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Officer Cudnik had served with the agency for 8 years.