Officer Frank Andrew Gwiazdowski

Officer Frank Andrew Gwiazdowski

Norwich Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Monday, October 12, 1936

Add to My Heroes

Frank Andrew Gwiazdowski

Officer Frank Gwiazdowski was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver at Boswell Avenue and Hickory Street while en route to police headquarters.

The driver was apprehended approximately ten minutes later and charged with manslaughter.

Officer Gwiazdowski was survived by his wife. His brother also served as a supernumerary officer in the department.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 11, 1936
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended


Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

Officer Gwiazdowski, it has been 87 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 12, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.