Patrol Officer Hilary S. Cudnik

Patrol Officer Hilary S. Cudnik

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, December 30, 1996

Hilary S. Cudnik

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.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 1939

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Mini 14
  • Offender Shot and wounded by other officers

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I am deeply touched by the words written by fellow Human beings ,some who knew him, others bonded by work. I appreciate all the kind words , thoughts felling's who took the time to reflect, it means hope for all who will ultimately be at the gates of Paradise. God bless you Hillary, your family wife Donna and sons who struggle to carry on after your death. For now I love you, and your family may they rest in peace as you are and I will join you soon, as we are all destine for final rest in heaven with you. Peace , love be with you while I continue this short journey, until we meet again brother,

patrol officer David Morley 971
Cleveland Police (retired)

June 3, 2018

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