P.O. John Stachnik

Name: Stachnik, John
Star: 6974
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 001
End of Watch: 28 April 1969
Incident Details: Police Officer John Stachnik, 28, was assigned to the Motorcycle Division. On April 20, 1969, Officer Stachnik was on duty and riding his three-wheel police motorcycle in the 1100 block of South Wabash Avenue. The officer was thrown into a traffic control box when his throttle jammed as he was preparing to turn. Officer Stachnik was transported to Mercy Hospital where he underwent brain surgery. Officer Stachnik succumbed to his injuries on April 28.