Patrolman Joseph Leonard Pijanowski

Patrolman Joseph Leonard Pijanowski

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, November 18, 1920

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Joseph Leonard Pijanowski

Officer Joseph Pijanowski was assigned to escort a former alderman who had previously received threats to his safety. Upon arrival at the politician's home, in the 2500 block of South Kedvale Avenue Officer Pijanowski observed three men hiding beneath the porch. After being ordered to come out, the offenders opened fire.

Officer Pijanowski suffered a severe wound and died in a hospital four days later.

Officer Pijanowski served with the Chicago Police Department for three and a half years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 1427

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 14, 1920
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender 2 of 3 suspects sent to prison

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Rest in peace Patrolman Pijanowski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 7, 2020

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