Sergeant Edward Wolski, Jr.

Sergeant Edward Wolski, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, August 5, 1968

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Edward Wolski, Jr.

Sergeant Wolski was shot and killed as he and two officers were searching for a man who had been firing a gun at the Jefferies Housing Project.

The suspect ambushed Sergeant Wolski as he came around the corner of a building. He then shot and wounded the other two officers as they ran to their Sergeant's aid. Other officers arriving on the scene shot and wounded the suspect and took him into custody.

The suspect was paroled from the Illinois Penitentiary in 1967 after serving 11 years of a 199-year sentence for murder. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life on Feb. 16, 1970. He died in prison on May 18, 2006.

Sergeant Wolski served with the Detroit Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

ambush, disturbance

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I learned you gave your life in service, pursuing someone who should never have been out on the street to begin with. Your murderer is also the man who raped and murdered my grandmother's young cousin, for which he was convicted and sentenced to 199 years in prison. How he only served 11 years of that sentence before getting out I will never understand. Through this website, I did, however, learn that he was sentenced again to life and subsequently died in prison, where he never should have left to begin with. RIP, Sir. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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September 30, 2020

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