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Patrolman Michael Lukaszewski | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois


Michael Lukaszewski

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, June 30, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 7165

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Killed

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Patrolman Michael Lukaszewski was killed in a gun fight with his prisoner in the 11th floor lockup of the Central Police Building at 1121 S. State.

The suspect, a homeless man, was placed under arrest for threatening to beat another with a bag of bricks.

Officer Lukaszewski was writing the arrest slips for the suspect when he suddenly grabbed Lukaszewski’s gun and shot him in the head.

A second officer was shot in the arm as he tried to wrestle the gun away. As the suspect fled, the second wounded officer emptied his six shot revolver, striking the gunman five times.

Officer Lukaszewski was rushed to Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital where he died a few hours later.

Officer Lukaszewski was assigned to the Chicago Avenue Station. He is survived by his wife. His father-in-law, a Chicago firefighter described him as a “hard back” cop.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

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