Sergeant Jeffry Kowalski

Photo of Sergeant Jeffry Kowalski
End of Watch: Wed, Oct 1st, 2008
Date of Incident: Thu, Feb 19th, 1987
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 21 years
Age: 50


On October 1, 2008 Sergeant Jeffry Kowalski succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 21 years earlier while chasing two robbery suspects. During the pursuit he was shot once in the abdomen, causing severe internal injuries.

In the spring of 2008 Sergeant Kowalski was diagnosed with cancer that had attacked organs which had been severely wounded by the shooting and subsequent surgeries. He passed away as a result several months later.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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