Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Police Officer Matthew Anthony Dziergowski | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Matthew Anthony Dziergowski

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, February 14, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Charged w/ negligent homicide

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Officer Matthew Dziergowski was killed after his cruiser was struck by another vehicle at the scene of an accident.

Officer Dziergowski and three other officers had just finished laying out flares at the scene of an overturned tractor trailer. The other officers were outside of their vehicles when the suspect vehicle approached. Officer Dziergowski saw the vehicle approaching and warned the other officers and pulled in front of the vehicle to shield them. His cruiser struck on the driver's side and pushed into a guard rail.

Officer Dziergowski was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other three officers on the scene were seriously injured. The suspect was charged with criminally negligent homicide.

Officer Dziergowski was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor for his heroic actions.

He is survived by his expectant wife and eight-year-old son.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 29 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

R.I.P. PO Matthew Dziergowski. God Bless You for Your Service and Sacrifice.

SSA Charlie Boklan
USSS ret. & NYS Shields
April 19, 2016


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2017 Deaths