Patrolman Joseph Raymond Jankovsky

Patrolman Joseph Raymond Jankovsky

Countryside Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, April 6, 1974

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Joseph Raymond Jankovsky

Patrolman Joseph Jankovsky was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while making a traffic stop at the intersection of 67th Street and U.S. Highway 45 in Countryside.

The driver of the camper that struck him was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving in connection with the incident but did not serve any jail time as a result.

Patrolman Jankovsky had served with the Countryside Police Department for nine months. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 33

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

hit-and-run, traffic stop

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Patrolman Jankovsky,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Countryside. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 6, 2024

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