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Michael J Czapski
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Birth: 1947, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1969
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Officer 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.

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Elmwood Cemetery
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Barclay Square
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Feb 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48063578
Michael J Czapski
Added by: James Myers
Michael J Czapski
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I read a old newspaper about your death today. I am thinking about your family and how much they miss you. Thank you for your service for the community.
- Mary(Coggin)Russell
 Added: Jul. 19, 2013
Remembering you today
- James Myers
 Added: Mar. 29, 2013
Remembering you today
- James Myers
 Added: Mar. 29, 2012
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