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Police Officer Michael J. Buczek | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Michael J. Buczek

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 18, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Michael Buczek was shot and killed when he and his partner attempted to arrest two suspects on a drug charge in apartment building at 580 West 161st Street in Washington Heights.

One of the suspects shot Officer Buczek while attempting to run from the scene. Three suspects fled to the Dominican Republic where one later died in police custody and a second was apprehended by United States Marshals in 2000. The third suspect was apprehended in the Dominican Republic in May 2002.

On June 19th, 2003, two of the suspects were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Officer Buczek was survived by his wife and parents.

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Many years have gone by Officer Buczek, but you and Officer Hoban will NEVER be forgotten. Two outstanding officers who were taken away from us way too soon. God bless you and your beautiful family. Rest in peace brother.

(Retired)PO Cathy Williams
NYPD
July 17, 2017

 

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