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

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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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Officer Kolodziej has long since departed, but he has left a fine legacy with those left behind. I am inspired by the many notes left by his wife and daughter. This man is missed. We are thankful that he stood in the Thin Blue Line.

Stan Jefferson
citizen
September 4, 2016

 

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