Patrolman Leo Bajerski

Patrolman Leo Bajerski

Lancaster Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, October 31, 1933

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Leo Bajerski

Patrolman Leo Bajerski was shot and killed while attempting repossess a car.

He had gone to a garage in Depew with several other officers to enforce the court order. The owner of the shop told the officers he would get the keys from his office. While the officers were waiting the owner fired one round from a shotgun, striking Patrolman Bajerski in the head. The suspect committed suicide after exchanging shots with other officers.

Patrolman Bajerski was survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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The last few years have been tumultuous for law enforcement officers.
Bottom line, when a relative is killed in the line of duty, there is a profound legacy that affects generations.
My grandfather, Leo W Bajerski, End of Watch, 10/31/1933 did not die in vain.
Thank you Grandpa, for your ultimate sacrifice. You left behind Grandma Anna, my dad Richard, my Aunt Dorothy and they kept your memories alive. I hope I have instilled your values in my children and grandchildren.
Until we meet in heaven, carry on Grandpa--Patrolman Leo W Bajerski.

Audrey Houser

April 25, 2021

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