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Patrol Officer Hilary S. Cudnik | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrol Officer

Hilary S. Cudnik

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, December 30, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 1939

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Mini 14

Offender: Shot and wounded by other officers

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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.

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I never met you but yours was the first of many police funerals I attended as a Patrolman with a neighboring city. I thought about you often over the years and said a prayer for you and your families, blood and blue. God bless and RIP brother.

Patrolman K.
Parma P.D. Retired
January 9, 2017

 

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