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Police Officer Wayne J. Klacza | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Wayne J. Klacza

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 28, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 16469

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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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.

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