Captain Joseph P. Davidchik

Captain Joseph P. Davidchik

Sioux City Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, December 26, 1968

Joseph P. Davidchik

Captain Davidchik succumbed to a gunshot wound received eight days earlier while attempting to talk a man out of committing suicide. The suspect shot him in the leg. The wound caused Captain Davidchik to develop blood clots in both lungs and he died eight days later.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 18, 1968
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Joe was my most favorite Uncle. Will never forget his kindness and humor. Shared many fond memories in my childhood with him. I used to always wait up on vacations for him to come home late from shift to wear his cap and eat donuts! His funeral has a lasting impression as I was only 15. The respect and love for him brought the city of Sioux City to a close. Love ANS Respect for this Great and Honorable Man.

Deirdre O'Shea

November 14, 2015

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