Sergeant Jeffry Kowalski

Sergeant Jeffry Kowalski

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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Jeffry Kowalski

Sergeant Jeffry Kowalski succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on February 19th, 1987, while chasing a juvenile robbery suspect in the 5000 block of Vernon Avenue.

During the pursuit he was shot once in the abdomen, causing severe internal injuries.

In the spring of 2008, Sergeant Kowalski was diagnosed with cancer that had attacked organs which had been severely wounded by the shooting and subsequent surgeries. As a result, he passed away several months later.

Sergeant Kowalski, who also served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman with the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea in 1977, had served with the police department for 21 years.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, February 19, 1987
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

foot pursuit, juvenile offender, robbery

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Sgt. Kowalski,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served as a U.S. Army MP in South Korea with the 2nd “Indianhead” Infantry Division during the Cold War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 1, 2018

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