Police Officer Valentine M. Lukowiak

Police Officer Valentine M. Lukowiak

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, November 14, 1926

Valentine M. Lukowiak

Officer Lukowiak was shot and killed while investigating a reports of gun shots on Adele Street. He had met the complainant and both men walked to the location where they encountered two more men who informed the officer they had just been robbed. The two men then told Officer Lukowiak that the three suspects were in a nearby building.

As Officer Lukowiak ascended the stairs the three suspects began running down the stairs and opened fire on him. Officer Lukowiak was shot and killed by the suspects.

Officer Lukowiak was a WWI veteran and had only served with the Detroit Police Department for 7 months. He was survived by his wife and brother, who also served on the Detroit Police Department.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary year 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.

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

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

April 10, 2012

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