Police Officer Edward J. Kowalewski

Police Officer Edward J. Kowalewski

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, July 2, 1962

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Edward J. Kowalewski

Police Officer Edward Kowalewski was shot and killed after responding to the sound of gunfire.

Officer Kowalewski was off duty and eating at a restaurant at the corner on North Avenue and Charles Street when he heard gunshots being fired. Officer Kowalewski ran outside and was shot twice by the suspect.

The suspect had shot and wounded a cab driver and was captured after a high-speed chase. He had recently been paroled from Folsom Prison in California after serving 10 years of a life sentence for several armed robberies.

Officer Kowalewski had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife and four sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

off duty, shots fired call

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My Dear Brother Eddie,

Even though it has been 57 years since you have been gone, I think about you every day.

We were so close. I remember right before you passed away. You came to see me with the boys & they meant everything to you. I wish things could have turned out differently & you would have still been here.

I love you & you will always be in my heart,

Your loving sister,


Jean Kestler

July 4, 2019

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