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Police Officer John A. Machajewski | Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

John A. Machajewski

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 23, 1981

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Machajewski and Officer Charles Mehlberg were shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery call at a local bar. The officers observed a man run by them carrying a woman's bag and they began to pursue him. The suspect set up an ambush and shot the officers as they neared him. The man was then arrested by other responding officers.

The suspect was convicted of both murders and sentenced to two life sentences plus 110 years.

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Police Officer Charles S. Mehlberg
Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin
End of Watch: Wednesday, December 23, 1981
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.
December 8, 2013

 

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