Sergeant Paul Avery Starzyk

Sergeant Paul Avery Starzyk

Martinez Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 6, 2008

Paul Avery Starzyk

Sergeant Paul Starzyk was shot and killed while responding to a shots fired call at a local hair salon.

The salon owner's estranged husband had entered the business with a weapon looking for the woman. As he searched the salon he fired several shots.

As responding officers arrived at the scene, they exchanged shots with the man and Sergeant Starzyk was struck. Sergeant Starzyk was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was killed by gunshots wounds fired by Sergeant Starzyk and a responding canine officer.

Sergeant Starzyk was a 12-year veteran of the Martinez Police Department. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 98

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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