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Patrolman Louis Jaswiecki | Toledo Police Department, Ohio Toledo Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Louis Jaswiecki

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, April 1, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/31/1918

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Paroled in 1966

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Patrolman Louis Jazwiecki was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two suspicious men at the corner of Erie Street and Walnut Street at approximately 8:30 pm.

When he told the men they were under arrest one of them produced a revolver and opened fire. Despite being wounded, Patrolman Jazwiecki returned fire and wounded the suspect as he fled.

Patrolman Jazwiecki was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds at approximately 3:45 am the following morning. The suspect was apprehended several days later.

The 24-year-old subject was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on December 11th, 1918. He was paroled on March 16th, 1966.

Patrolman Jazwiecki had served with the Toledo Police Department for less than one year.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 1, 2012

 

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