Sergeant Anthony Frank Janowski

Sergeant Anthony Frank Janowski

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 14, 1978

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Anthony Frank Janowski

Sergeant Anthony F. Janowski was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver while he was en route to Illinois Masonic Hospital to investigate a fatal traffic crash.

The driver of the vehicle that struck him was charged with reckless homicide and other traffic charges.

An off-duty paramedic who lived nearby started CPR on Sergeant Janowski, who passed away after being transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital.

Sergeant Janowski was a 29-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and was assigned to Bureau of Operational Services - Traffic Division Unit 086 - Traffic Area 6 Group. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge 1555

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with reckless homicide

drunk driver, routine driving

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 14, 2020

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