|Birth: ||May 6, 1968|
|Death: ||May 3, 2008|
Sergeant Stephen Liczbinski
Philadelphia Police Department
End of Watch: Saturday, May 3, 2008
DECEMBER 2009: PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: 486
Unit of assignment: 24th District
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Location: Almond Street and East Schiller Street
Weapon Used: Rifle; SKS
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Sergeant Stephen Liczbinski was shot and killed while responding to a bank robbery call at approximately 11:30 am.
Three men dressed in female Muslim garb had robbed a Bank of America on Aramingo Avenue. Sergeant Liczbinski encountered the suspects on East Schiller Street and stopped their car. As he exited his patrol car, a suspect opened fire with an SKS rifle, striking him several times.
Several citizens who witnessed the incident rushed to assist the officer, wrapping his wounds in an effort to stop the bleeding. Sergeant Liczbinski told them "tell my wife and kids I love them" before he fell into unconsciousness. Another officer and a citizen carried him into a patrol car and he was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his wounds.
The suspects continued their escape, but crashed their vehicle. The suspects then stole another vehicle and fled again. When the vehicle was stopped, one suspect was shot and killed by K-9 officers and two suspects eluded capture. Both suspects who fled were eventually apprehended and charged with murder.
Sergeant Liczbinski had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 12 years. Beloved husband of Michele (nee Hudicek). Loving father of Matt (Bridget), Steve and Amber. Matt and Bridget are expecting the first grandchild in June. Dear son of the late John M. and Jean Liczbinski. Brother of John M. (Robin), James (Linda), Carol Gianni (Bob), Gloria Watts (Richard), William (Donna), Martin (Jackline), Floyd (Patti) and Flora. Son-in-law of John and Mary Hudicek. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Six months later, on November 17, 2008, Sergeant Liczbinski's former patrol partner, Sergeant Timothy Simpson, was killed when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.
Plot: Section 3, Lot 486, Grave B
GPS (lat/lon): 40.12129, -74.92749
Maintained by: Researcher
Originally Created by: Forget Me Not
Record added: May 03, 2008
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