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Patrolman Richard G. Janczewski | Avoca Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Avoca Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

Richard G. Janczewski

Avoca Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 27, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .44 caliber

Offender: Committed suicide

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Patrolman Janczewski was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle parked in the woods near the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton Airport. As he approached the vehicle a man emerged from the woods. Patrolman Janczewski asked the man for identification. The man went to his car, produced a handgun, and began firing at Patrolman Janczewski.

Patrolman Janczewski was struck once in the chest, but before collapsing, returned fire and wounded the suspect once. The suspect then walked over to Patrolman Janczewski and shot him in the head. The suspect then committed suicide.

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Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
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