Police Officer Thaddeus W. Szczesny

Police Officer Thaddeus W. Szczesny

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, August 22, 1964

Thaddeus W. Szczesny

Officer Thaddeus Szczesny was killed when his patrol car was struck by a car that had run a red light at E. Vernor Highway and McDougall Street. He was responding to an emergency call at the time.

It is believed the driver of the other vehicle was a minor driving drunk. Three other policemen in the cruiser were injured.

Officer Szczesny had served with the Detroit Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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