Patrolman Louis Jazwiecki

Patrolman Louis Jazwiecki

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, April 1, 1918

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Louis Jazwiecki

Patrolman Louis Jazwiecki was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two suspicious men at the corner of Erie Street and Walnut Street at approximately 8:30 pm.

When he told the men they were under arrest one of them produced a revolver and opened fire. Despite being wounded, Patrolman Jazwiecki returned fire and wounded the suspect as he fled.

Patrolman Jazwiecki was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds at approximately 3:45 am the following morning. The suspect was apprehended several days later.

The 24-year-old subject was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on December 11th, 1918. He was paroled on March 16th, 1966.

Patrolman Jazwiecki had served with the Toledo Police Department for less than one year.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 31, 1918
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Paroled in 1966

suspicious person

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Louis Jaswiecki of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 62 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 1, 2022

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