Trooper Leo S. Burakowski

Trooper Leo S. Burakowski

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, September 24, 1958

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Leo S. Burakowski

Trooper Leo Burakowski was killed in an automobile accident while patrolling the Illinois Tollway near Libertyville.

His patrol car left the roadway and struck a guard rail which impaled the car for its entire length. Trooper Burakowski was thrown from the wreckage and received fatal injuries.

Trooper Burakowski had served with the Illinois State Police for one year and was assigned to District 15. He had previously served as a U.S. Air Force military policeman and was a WWII veteran. Trooper Burakowski was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 926
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

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