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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Although I have left a previous reflection to honor you, I wanted to share my admiration for the reserve officer who donated a significant amount of his lottery winnings to your family. You must have been truly admired for another man to do this amazing act of compassion and caring.

You are remembered today.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 3, 2013

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