Patrolman Edward Sawicki

Patrolman Edward Sawicki

Salem Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, December 1, 1980

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Edward Sawicki

Patrolman Edward Sawicki died from injuries sustained in a fall while on duty several years earlier.

He had been involved in a pursuit and chased the vehicle into neighboring Marblehead, Massachusetts. The driver then fled on foot to a nearby seawall. As Patrolman Sawicki chased him over the seawall, he slipped and fell 8-feet onto boulders below.

His back was broken as a result of the fall, and he remained a quadriplegic until his death several years later.

Patrolman Sawicki had served with the Salem Police Department for 25 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, mother, and brother.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Not available

foot pursuit

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Patrolman Sawicki,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salem. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 1, 2020

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