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Corporal Leo Michael Koscelnick | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania


Leo Michael Koscelnick

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, August 15, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 7 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Charged with homicide by motor vehicle

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Corporal Leo Koscelnick was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while helping a stranded motorist. Corporal Koscelnick and the tow truck operator, were standing on the side of the Schuylkill Expressway next to the disabled vehicle when another car attempted to illegally pass a vehicle on the right and lost control of his car, which struck Trooper Koscelnick and the truck operator, killing them both.

The driver had been en route to his grandfather's funeral. He was not injured, but was arrested and charged with homicide by motor vehicle.

Corporal Koscelnick had been with the agency for seven and a half years. He had also served with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 109th Infantry of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He was survived by his wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 21, 2013


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