Officer Nicholas Koleski

Officer Nicholas Koleski

Aberdeen Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, September 21, 1920

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Nicholas Koleski

Officer Nicholas Koleski was shot and killed after being abducted while investigating illegal moonshining.

His body was found in a creek blindfolded with five bullets in his head. The four suspects were later apprehended and brought to trial. During their trial the judge ordered the charges dismissed stating the prosecution had only circumstantial evidence.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Murder charges dismissed

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On this 100th anniversary of your untimely death please know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 21, 2020

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