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Police Officer Valentine M. Lukowiak | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Valentine M. Lukowiak

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, November 14, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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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.

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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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