Police Officer Charles Roger Kondek, Jr

Police Officer Charles Roger Kondek, Jr

Tarpon Springs Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Charles Roger Kondek, Jr

Police Officer Charlie Kondek was shot and killed while responding to a noise complaint call at 199 Grand Boulevard.

Residents of an apartment complex had called police because a man who had been knocking on apartment doors at approximately 2:00 am. When Officer Kondek arrived at the scene he was shot by the subject. The subject, who had recently been released from prison on parole, then drove over Officer Kondek as he fled the scene.

The subject was arrested a short distance away after crashing into a utility pole and parked car. He plead guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Kondek had served with the Tarpon Springs Police Department for 17 years and had previously served with the New York City Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 285

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

noise complaint

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Missing you a lot lately. Our kids seem to be struggling lately too. I wish you were here to see the way they honor you. Next month, our son will graduate from the police academy. He carries you with him in everything he does. You’d be so proud of the five babies we worked so hard to raise.

I love you and I miss our life here.

- Me

Teresa Kondek, proud widow of
Officer Charles Kondek, Jr. #285
NYPD 1991-1996
Tarpon Springs Police Dept
1997 a EOW 12/21/14

January 22, 2019

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