Police Officer Casimir B. Kaliszewski

Police Officer Casimir B. Kaliszewski

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, June 13, 1925

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Casimir B. Kaliszewski

Officer Kaliszewski was shot and killed while attempting to arrest four suspects who were robbing the Central Savings Bank at Harper Street and Chene Street of more than $27,000. Officer Kaliszewski was one of seven officers to respond after a bank employee in a back room hit an alarm signaling for help. He was shot in the abdomen as he arrived at the scene. All four suspects were apprehended a short time later. A 12-year-old boy was critically wounded when he was hit by a stray bullet in the neck.

All four suspects, in their early 20s, were convicted of murder and sentenced to life. Two were granted retrials in 1949. One was found not guilty and released and the other was convicted of second degree murder, sentenced to 20 years, and released.

Officer Kaliszewski had served with the department for 10 months.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 1723

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

arrest attempt, bank robbery

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Rest in peace Officer Kaliszewski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 29, 2019

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