Patrolman Terry James Jablonski

Patrolman Terry James Jablonski

Bay City Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, April 27, 1991

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Terry James Jablonski

Officer Terry Jablonski and Officer Raymond P. Rexer were shot and killed with a .22 caliber rifle while responding to a family disturbance call.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Jablonski had served with the agency for 23 years. He was survived by his two sons, Terry the second and Mike.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 52

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I was just a toddler when this happened. My memories of the amazing man have washed away. I do feel in my heart of hearts he is with me. He has always been with me as some sort of guardian angel. There were nights when I was going through some terrible situations as a child I would ball up and pray for it to stop. When I did he always came to my mind and my world would calm. If only for just a little bit. Last year I called the Bay City police asking for a picture of his badge. Come to find out, he real badge was there and unclaimed by my family. Thankfully they allowed me to have it. I feel his energy when I hold that badge. My oldest son wants to be a police officer now. He is determined to wear badge #52 as well. I told him the day he graduates from Academy I will pass down the badge to him. :) If only I had my papa for a few more years. I have heard such amazing things about him and his character. I hope to live up to be just a little bit of what this man was.

Tasha Whited (Jablonski_)
Granddaughter of the Fallen

March 27, 2021

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