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New Hero Search John J. Covalesk - Nov. 15, 1950 (6974)

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San Jose Police Dept. Patch
Resided: CA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Nov. 15, 1950
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 34 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: San Jose Police Dept. - CA
201 W Mission St  
San Jose, CA   95110   USA
(408)277-8900
County: Santa Clara
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: CA   USA   Wed. Nov. 15, 1950
Summary: Officer John Covalesk was shot and killed while investigating a downtown burglary. He was shot as he entered a business after finding the door open. Despite being wounded, Officer Covalesk returned fire and wounded the suspect.

The suspect then shot Officer Covalesk in the head as he lay on the ground. The man was arrested and sentenced to life in prison, but released after serving only 11 years.

Officer Covalesk had served with the agency for seven months

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