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Patrolman Max Lefkowitz | McKeesport Police Department, Pennsylvania McKeesport Police Department, Pennsylvania


Max Lefkowitz

McKeesport Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 14, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 18

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Patrolman Max Lefkowitz was shot and killed with his own service weapon while attempting to arrest a man. During the arrest the suspect suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed him. Although wounded, Patrolman Lefkowitz continued to struggle with the man. The suspect was able to gain control of Patrolman Lefkowitz's service weapon and shot him in the chest twice.

The suspect fled the scene but was eventually apprehended. He was subsequently convicted of murder.

Patrolman Lefkowitz had served with the McKeesport Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 14, 2015


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