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Officer Leonard Leon Kolodziej | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Phoenix Police Department, Arizona


Leonard Leon Kolodziej

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 4, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 2387

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Officer Kolodziej was shot and killed by a man who sprayed a residential street with gunfire from a high powered weapon. The suspect then held police at bay for over five hours before they stormed the house and found the suspect dead. Officer Kolodziej was 43 years old and is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, three stepdaughters, stepson, mother and seven grandchildren.

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It is hard to believe that 24 years have passed. Simply put, I miss you Pops. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you and wish we could just sit and have a chat. I miss our talks, your smile, sense of humor, polish jokes, and your amazing hamburgers. You will forever and always be my hero!
I carry your heart in my heart, always.

Kate Kolodziej-Delafield
September 5, 2015


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