Trooper Leo S. Burakowski

Trooper Leo S. Burakowski

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, September 24, 1958

Leo S. Burakowski

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.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 926
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Trooper Burakowski,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army Air Forces during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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September 24, 2018

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