Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Edward Sawicki Age: 50 years old Tour: 25 years Salem Police End of Watch: Monday, December 1, 1980
Patrolman Sawicki died from injuries sustained in a fall while on duty several years earlier. He had been involved in a pursuit and chased the vehicle into neighboring Marblehead, Massachusetts. The driver then fled on foot to a nearby seawall. As Patrolman Sawicki chased him over the seawall he slipped and fell 8-feet onto boulders below.

His back was broken as a result of the fall and he remained a quadriplegic until his death several years later.

Patrolman Sawicki had served with the Salem Police Department for 25 years.

Remembering …

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The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

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