The Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. — Michael J. Palladino, President

The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

Peter J. Figoski

Peter Figoski

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 3364

Command: 075 Pct.

Date of Death: 12/12/2011

Cause of Death: Shot - Robbery in Progress

Detective Peter Figoski was shot and killed while responding to a robbery call of Pine Street, in Brooklyn, at approximately 2:00 am.

 

Detective Figoski and his partner responded to a call of a home invasion robbery.  When they arrived, two officers were on the scene interviewing the victim and a witness.  Unknown to the offices, the robbery suspects were still inside the basement apartment hiding.

 

The two suspects then attempted to flee from the apartment and one suspect engaged in a struggle with Detective Figoski’s partner.  The second suspect then appeared and shot Detective Figoski in the head.  Upon hearing the shot and seeing the armed male fleeing.  Detective Figoski’s partner broke from the first suspect and pursued the gunman on foot, apprehending him after a two block foot chase.

 

Detective Figoski was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he died from his wound.

A total of five subjects were arrested and charged in connection with Detective Figoski’s murder.

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