Patrolman Edward Sawicki

Patrolman Edward Sawicki

Salem Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, December 1, 1980

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Edward Sawicki

Patrolman 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.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Not available

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Today, 33 years after your death we honor you Patrolman
Edward Sawicki by dedicating our watch you. R.I.P. brother, we have the watch.

Sgt. J.L. Slaughter
Radford Police Department, VA

December 1, 2013

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