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New Hero Search Michael J. Czapski
- Mar. 29, 1969 -
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Detroit Police Dept. Patch
Resided: MI, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Mar. 29, 1969
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 22 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Detroit Police Dept. - MI
1301 3rd Ave  
Detroit, MI   48226   USA
(313)596-2200
County: Wayne
Dept. Type: Municiple/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: MI   USA   Sat. Mar. 29, 1969
Summary: Officer Michael Czapski was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to reports of a group of men standing in front of a church with rifles at Linwood and Euclid Streets. The men opened fire on the officers as they approached, mortally wounding Officer Czapski. Officer Czapski's partner who was severely wounded radioed for help. More than 50 officers stormed the church, shot and wounded 4 suspects, and arrested 142 people.

Police later stated that their investigation was severely hampered when 12 hours later a Recorders Court Judge freed all but two suspects. Three men were eventually charged in connection with the shooting. All three were tried and acquitted a year later. On October 26, 1970, one of them was stabbed to death in Detroit.

Officer Czapski was a U.S. Army veteran.

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