Officer Leonard Leon Kolodziej

Officer Leonard Leon Kolodziej

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, September 4, 1991

Leonard Leon Kolodziej

Officer Kolodziej. 43, was shot and killed by a man who sprayed a residential street with gunfire from a high-powered weapon at 4300 N. 20th Street. He was the first on the scene.

The suspect then held police at bay for more than five hours before they stormed the house and found the suspect dead.

Officer Kolodziej, who served 19 years on the force and was 10 months from retirement, is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, three stepdaughters, a stepson, his mother, and seven grandchildren.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 2387

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

active shooter

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The family of Officer Leon Kolidziej can take solace in the memory of this fine man who stood tall in the Thin Blue Line. What kind of a world would this be without them??

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

September 4, 2018

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