Detective John Sczyrek

Detective John Sczyrek

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, June 3, 1993

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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.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1701

Incident Details

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

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I can't believe it's been that long. I remember Mike Gerrity from the FOP Office calling me and telling me what happened. So sad.

Jim Sharrock (Lt.)
Jersey City PD

June 4, 2019

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