Police Officer Wayne J. Klacza

Police Officer Wayne J. Klacza

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, June 28, 1983

Wayne J. Klacza

Officer Wayne Klacza was killed by an intoxicated driver. Officer Klacza observed a vehicle driving erratically. As he attempted to protect a pedestrian from the motorist, the car swerved and struck and killed him.

The driver of the vehicle was convicted of reckless homicide and sentenced to 6 months in jail.

Officer Klacza served with the Chicago Police Department for 7 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 16469

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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April 27, 2016

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