Detective John Sczyrek

Detective John Sczyrek

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, June 3, 1993

John Sczyrek

Detective John Sczyrek was shot and killed in court by a suspect who was trying to keep him from testifying on an undercover assignment.

As Detective Sczyrek walked down the hallway of the courthouse the defendant's cousin opened fire with a .357 caliber handgun. The suspect attempted to flee but was apprehended a short distance away.

Detective Sczyrek was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1701

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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John, I had a dream about you, me, your brother and a bunch of other friends.
Since that dream, I've been thinking a lot about you and all of the fun times we had.
Time has passed, people have moved on and the memories are all that remain.
I hope you're in a better place and that one day, we meet again.
May you Rest In Peace.


February 12, 2018

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