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 was the 1st on the scene that horrific day, may you rest easy my brother in Blue

Sheriffs Office

June 3, 2018

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