Assistant Chief of Police Anthony Maslowski

Assistant Chief of Police Anthony Maslowski

Exeter Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, October 13, 1918

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Anthony Maslowski

Assistant Chief of Police Anthony Maslowski and Chief of Police George Dworski died after contracting the Spanish Flu while working with the borough's health board and placarding homes of residents who had contracted the illness.

A borough councilman who was working health board also died after contracting the illness.

Assistant Chief Malsowski was survived by his wife and four children.

Effects of Spanish Flu on Law Enforcement

From 1918 to early 1919, the Spanish Flu pandemic infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the planet’s population—and killed approximately 675,000 Americans. Many officers contracted this virus due to the requirements of their job.

The names of every officer who died in the line of duty from the Spanish Flu will likely never be known, but ODMP researchers continue to uncover new cases as part of our mission to never forget the fallen.

Please click here to view ODMP's Spanish Flu memorial listing all known fallen officers from the pandemic.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 12, 1918

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Thank you for your kind words for my great-grandfather and his family. Anthony was a wonderful family man, loved his country, and was a very spiritual and devout Catholic.

Tammy Tomchak

March 31, 2021

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