Corporal Nick Samuel Polizzotto

Corporal Nick Samuel Polizzotto

South Bend Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Nick Samuel Polizzotto

Corporal Nick Polizzotto was shot and killed while investigating a report of shots being fired at 1:37 am near an unoccupied nightclub in the 1700 block of Lincoln Way East.

Corporal Polizzotto and another officer arrived on the scene and were directed by witnesses to the suspect's room at the Wooden Indian Motel nearby. As they attempted to question the suspect at his door, the suspect shot at both officers, who returned fire. Corporal Polizzotto was killed in the exchange and the other officer was wounded. The suspect was killed by the officers.

Corporal Polizzotto had served with the South Bend Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his 8-year-old son, brother, sister and parents.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 2024

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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