Sergeant James J. Wencewicz

Sergeant James J. Wencewicz

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, July 17, 1978

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James J. Wencewicz

Sergeant James Wencewicz suffered a fatal heart attack following a high-speed pursuit and a struggle with a juvenile suspect in front of the Hampton Avenue Police Station.

The subject had led officers on a high-speed pursuit that ended in front of the station where Sergeant Wencewicz had set up a roadblock.

Sergeant Wencewicz had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for over 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 14 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

juvenile offender, struggle, vehicle pursuit

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