Patrolman Max Lefkowitz

Patrolman Max Lefkowitz

McKeesport Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, May 14, 1924

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Max Lefkowitz

Patrolman Max Lefkowitz was shot and killed with his own service weapon near the intersection of 5th Avenue and Market Street while attempting to arrest a man for disorderly conduct. During the arrest the suspect suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed him. Although wounded, Patrolman Lefkowitz continued to struggle with the man. The suspect was able to gain control of Patrolman Lefkowitz's service weapon and shot him in the chest twice.

The suspect fled the scene but was eventually apprehended. He was subsequently convicted of murder.

Patrolman Lefkowitz had served with the McKeesport Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 18

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

arrest attempt, disorderly

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 14, 2015

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