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Trooper Leo S. Burakowski | Illinois State Police, Illinois Illinois State Police, Illinois

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Leo S. Burakowski

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 24, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 926

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Trooper Leo Burakowski was killed in an automobile accident while patrolling the Illinois Tollway near Libertyville.

His patrol car left the roadway and struck a guard rail which impaled the car for its entire length. Trooper Burakowski was thrown from the wreckage and received fatal injuries.

Trooper Burakowski had served with the Illinois State Police for one year and was assigned to District 15. He had previously served as a U.S. Air Force military policeman and was a WWII veteran. Trooper Burakowski was survived by his wife.

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God bless you.

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Illinois State Police D15
April 5, 2013

 

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