Officer Leonard Leon Kolodziej

Officer Leonard Leon Kolodziej

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, September 4, 1991

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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

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Happy Belly Button Day, Pops. Today, you would have been the wise, young age of 71, lol. I often wonder what we might do to celebrate this day with you. Target practice then breakfast out at a yummy cowboy restaurant? Or homemade breakfast then a movie? Or sleep in, have lunch and play Yatzee and have a bit of Bailey's and coffee? Either way, we would have fun. I miss you everyday and love you always. I carry your heart in my heart.

Kate Kolodziej-Delafield

April 3, 2019

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