Saturday, May 03, 2008


Philadelphia Police Department
End of Watch: Saturday, May 3, 2008

Biographical Info
Age: 40
Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Weapon Used: Rifle; AK-47
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Sergeant Stephen Liczbinski was shot and killed while responding to a bank robbery call at approximately 11:30 am. Two men dressed in female Muslim garb had robbed a bank on Aramingo Avenue. Sergeant Liczbinski encountered the suspects on East Schiller Street and stopped their car. Before he was able to exit his patrol car, a suspect opened fire with an AK-47, killing Sergeant Liczbinski.

One of the suspects was fatally shot by other officers a short time later on Louden Street. The other suspect, and possibly a third accomplice, remain at large.

Sergeant Liczbinski had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 12 years and is survived by his wife and three children.

Agency Contact Information
Philadelphia Police Department
One Franklin Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: (215) 686-1776

Please contact the Philadelphia Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

While we honor our fallen on this Sunday please keep a place in your heart for Sergeant Stephen Liczbinski and his wife and three children.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like the real police: catching crooks, not running seatbelt missions. God bless him and his family.

kateykakes said...

Thank you for remembering Sgt. Liczbinski.

Thoughts and prayers sent to the ?Sergeant's wife and children, and the rest of his immediate family, as well as the entire PPD. My heart hurts for them all.

May he R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

Why do we continue to work for cities that hate us?

Anonymous said...

Where are our M4s??Cant I just private purchase one like my pistol?

Anonymous said...

after over 25 yrs service this Cpd sgt finally made it to the Washington Memorial ceremonies to honor all of our nations' police officers slain in 07...the gracious
thank yous and tears of the spouses
and parents and children of these men and women as they passed by Chicago and L.A officers who stayed and formed a color guard for the families exit from the capital lawns would tug at your heart. Many of the family members made eye contact and simply nodded because their personal grief choked the words in their throats.
What I am trying to convey is simply each and every officer should go, these ceremonies and your presence really makes a difference to your police family. Hope to see many more Cpd there in09. And special thks to the fine officers who went to Walter Reed Army Hospital to visit and cheer the fellows who have lost arms and legs and are struggling to get their lives back in order, how proud of these young men and women we are and how humbling to be in their company...special thanks to Jim Healy for bagpipping with no notice and lifting spirits! See you same time and place next year God willing....thanks so very much.

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