Police Officer Stephen Edward Sawka

Police Officer Stephen Edward Sawka

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, June 18, 1983

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Stephen Edward Sawka

Officer Stephen Sawka suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a suspect at York Street and Sepviva Street, in which he and his partner suffered minor injuries.

After arresting the suspect, Officer Sawka drove his partner to the police administration building to photograph his injuries. As Officer Sawka waited outside, he began to suffer chest pains. He drove himself to a local hospital, where he died.

Officer Sawka had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 3790

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

arrest attempt, struggle

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May you rest in peace.
As menber of the police personel, I hereby pledge to serve the nation and society with pride and a firm sence of mission.

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