Corporal Jason Anthony Makowski

Corporal Jason Anthony Makowski

Dearborn Heights Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, May 25, 2006

Jason Anthony Makowski

Corporal Jason Makowski was shot and killed after responding to a call involving a man walking around with a gun and arguing with garbage workers, near the intersection of Joy and Beech Daly Roads.

When responding officers arrived, the suspect opened fire on them as he retreated to his home, and continued firing at officers from inside the home. Corporal Makowski was struck once in the face as he took cover behind a neighbor's home. The shooter continued firing towards Corporal Makowski's position, preventing officers from removing him from the location. The shooter was finally shot and killed by an officer armed with a rifle.

Corporal Makowski was transported to a local hospital and then flown to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, where he succumbed to his wound early the following morning.

Corporal Makowski had served with the Dearborn Heights Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his son.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 07

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 24, 2006
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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It's been a long time Jay but it doesn't seem that long ago that you, Tony and Rick would be at the house for a bit getting ready to workout as you often did. I always looked up to you guys growing up. I remember getting the call at work like it was yesterday. Today reminded me of you as I told your story to officers who had never met you. It's a constant reminder of why great men and women wear the uniform, because there are only a select few willing to run into danger rather than from it. We need more people like you Jay.

MDOC T. Morrow
Childhood friend

March 11, 2018

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