Officer John L. Suchodolsky

Officer John L. Suchodolsky

United States General Services Administration - Federal Protective Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, May 16, 1977

John L. Suchodolsky

Officer John Suchodolsky died as he and a New York City police officer struggled with a suspect at the United States Mission to the United Nations.

An unauthorized man was demanding access to the building at its side door on East 45 Street but was ordered outside by the NYPD officer. The man then ran around the corner to the main entrance on 1st Avenue, followed by the NYPD officer. Officer Suchodolsky heard the commotion and ran over to assist the officer. The three became engaged in a struggle until the man was subdued and placed under arrest.

Officer Suchodolsky suddenly collapsed immediately following the struggle.

The man was charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing, and resisting arrest.

Officer Suchodolsky was assigned to the Region II Office in New York City, New York.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location New York
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with disorderly conduct

disorderly, struggle, trespasser

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Thinking of you tonight brother. I am a banker now working in the financial services industry but at one time in my life from 2010-2015 I had the honor of safeguarding America's federal facilities like you. I like to think you would be extremely proud of incredible people I worked with from the Federal Protective Service. You are never forgotten brother no matter how much time passes. You are a true American Hero. You would be very proud of the dedicated individuals working out there doing the job today.

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

May 17, 2016

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