Corrections Officer George Paszkowski

Corrections Officer George Paszkowski

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, August 8, 1969

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George Paszkowski

Corrections Officer George Paszkowski was shot and killed as he and two other officers attempted to apprehend bank robbers in Bayway.

The officers were transporting two prisoners from Yardville State Reformatory to the Union County Courthouse when they observed four masked men exiting a bank at 920 South Elmora Avenue in Bayway. When Officer Paszkowski, along with the other officers, attempted to apprehend the suspects, he was fatally shot.

All four subjects were convicted of Officer Paszkowski's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Paszkowski was survived by his wife and 3-year-old son.

A reserve officer for the Elizabeth Police Department who bought a winning lottery ticket while waiting to donate blood to Officer Paszkowski before he passed away gave a large portion of the $100,000 winnings to Officer Paszkowski's widow.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Semi-automatic
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Paszkowski,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 8, 2019

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