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Patrolman Thomas Gregory Ciecka | LaPorte Police Department, Indiana LaPorte Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman

Thomas Gregory Ciecka

LaPorte Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 5, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 10/16/1961

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Patrolman Thomas Ciecka succumbed to injuries sustained 11 months earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic.

The injuries caused him to medically retire. His health continued to deteriorate and he died on September 5th, 1962.

Patrolman Ciecka had served with the LaPorte Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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I was 6 months old when my grandfather Thomas G.Ciecka died. I am very proud of him for his service and his life. I can say my grandfather still influences police work today. (53 years after his death). First my Dad (his son in law) followed his path.( Now retired after 23yrs.) Then I followed my Dad with over 18 yrs. in law enforcement. My oldest son Josh has over 8 years in law enforcement. My Daughter Jen has a criminal justice degree looking for her place in this field. My youngest son Jon is a Jail deputy and has applied to be a road officer. You are with us each day in our hearts. Thank you Grandpa Ciecka

Master Patrolman Douglas M.Samuelson
Michigan City Police Department (he was my Grandfather)
May 6, 2015

 

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