Lieutenant Stanley P. Przygocki

Lieutenant Stanley P. Przygocki

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, October 29, 1967

Add to My Heroes

Stanley P. Przygocki

Lieutenant Stanley Przygocki succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day when he was shot while interrupting a robbery at a tavern at 185 Coles Street.

He was a patron in the bar when two armed men entered and announced a robbery. Lieutenant Przygocki identified himself and drew his service revolver. One of the men opened fire with a revolver, striking Lieutenant Przygocki three times. Despite being wounded, he fatally shot the subject and then chased the second man approximately 25 yards before collapsing.

Lieutenant Przygocki had served with the Jersey City Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and family.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 28, 1967
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

off duty, robbery

Most Recent Reflection

View all 17 Reflections

My dad was a Jersey City Police Officer when the Lieutenant was shot. I was 7 at the time. I remember sitting on my Dad's lap while he called the District multiple times over the the 2 days to check on the Lt. The sadness when he learned of the Lieutenant's passing was palpable- Lt. Przygocki must have been an incredible man. I offer my deepest sympathies to his family, and my gratitude for his service and brotherhood.

Respectful member of the
extended JCPD family

April 24, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.