Private Robert E. Yeszerski

Private Robert E. Yeszerski

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, November 30, 1968

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Robert E. Yeszerski

Private Robert Yeszerski and Private William Clements, of the Seat Pleasant Police Department, were shot and killed while supervising the towing of vehicle from an apartment complex parking lot on Greig Court in Seat Pleasant.

The owner of the vehicle had threatened Private Clements two days earlier when he was warned that the vehicle would be towed. As the tow truck driver was preparing to leave with the vehicle, the owner approached the officers, pulled out a .38 caliber handgun, and shot both officers several times. The suspect was shot and wounded by another Seat Pleasant police officer arriving on the scene.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life April 17, 1969.

Private Yeszerski is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 30, 2020

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