Police Officer Stanley J. Jerlecki

Police Officer Stanley J. Jerlecki

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, December 14, 1951

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Stanley J. Jerlecki

Officer Jerlecki was shot and killed around 4 a.m. while pursuing burglary suspects at a jewelry store near 20031 W. Seven Mile.

The adult suspect was shot and killed and the juvenile suspect was apprehended. One of them had previously been convicted of shooting a New York State trooper but had been released early on a legal technicality. The juvenile suspect was ultimately acquitted of murder but convicted of burglary.

Officer Jerlecki had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 151

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

burglary, pursuit

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Happy Birthday Dad. It has been 65 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice. I think about you everyday.

Stan Jerlecki Survivor

January 2, 2017

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