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- Jan. 16, 1945 -
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Detroit Police Dept. Patch
Resided: MI, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jan. 16, 1945
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 46 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
Badge: 1923
On The Job: 17 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MI   USA   Tue. Jan. 16, 1945
Summary: Officer Hilenski was shot and killed while he and his partner attempted to deal with a mentally disturbed person. As the two officers climbed the stairs the man appeared on the top and fired a shot from a single-shot shotgun, striking Officer Hilenski in the face.

As his partner dragged him to safety the suspect reloaded. The man then shot Officer Hilenski a second time before being shot and wounded by the partner.

The suspect was committed to a state hospital, where he died in 1966.

Officer Hilenski had served with the agency for 17 years. He was survived by his wife.

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