Police Officer Wayne J. Klacza

Police Officer Wayne J. Klacza

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, June 28, 1983

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Wayne J. Klacza

Officer Wayne Klacza was killed by an intoxicated driver. Officer Klacza observed a vehicle driving erratically. As he attempted to protect a pedestrian from the motorist, the car swerved and struck and killed him.

The driver of the vehicle was convicted of reckless homicide and sentenced to 6 months in jail.

Officer Klacza served with the Chicago Police Department for 7 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 16469

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Rest in peace Officer Klacza.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 17, 2020

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