Patrol Officer Hilary S. Cudnik

Patrol Officer Hilary S. Cudnik

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, December 30, 1996

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Hilary S. Cudnik

Officer Cudnik was shot and killed while making a felony traffic stop on a stolen vehicle. As the suspect exited the vehicle he opened fire with .223 caliber rifle, striking Officer Cudnik in the neck, head, and chest several times. Backup units on the scene returned fire and severely wounded the suspect.

Officers on scene immediately transported Officer Cudnik to Mount Sinai Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Cudnik had served with the agency for 8 years.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 1939

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Mini 14
  • Offender Shot and wounded by other officers

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Rest in Peace brother. Never forgotten.

Officer Rick Siegel, Badge 2914
Susquehanna Regional P.D., Marietta, Pa.

December 30, 2018

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