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

Officer

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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Happy Belly Button Day Pops! I often wonder what you would look like and how life would be if you were here in the physical world. Today you would be 67... in some ways it seems like it has been a lifetime and in others it feels like yesterday since you were taken from us. I love and miss you so much. I carry your heart in my heart, always!

Kate Kolodziej-Delafield
Daughter
April 3, 2015

 

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