Officer Joseph Meglinske was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in which a man had killed his son. As Officer Meglinske climbed the stairs in the home the suspect opened a door and shot the officer in the chest with shotgun. Officer Meglinske's partner was able to return fire and killed the suspect.
Officer Meglinske had served with the Detroit Police Department for 2 years and was assigned to the 6th Precinct. He was survived by his wife.