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Official Line of Duty Deaths

Russel Timoshenko

Russel Timonshenko

Rank: Detective, first grade

Shield Number: 7143

Command: 71 Precinct

Date of Death: 07/14/2007

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Police Officer Russel Timoshenko was shot twice on July 9, 2007 while making a routine traffic stop in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  Officer Timoshenko and his partner Officer Yan had been driving in a marked 71 Precinct car on routine patrol with Timoshenko riding shotgun when they spotted a 2003 BMW headed westbound on Lefferts Avenue.  The Officers decided to check the BMW’s license plate on a laptop computer.  The check came back showing that the plate was assigned to a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander, not the BMW.  The cops flashed their lights to alert the BMW’s driver to pull over.  The driver did, after turning north onto Rogers Avenue, and both Officers got out of their car.  Officer Yan approached the BMW on the driver’s side, while Timoshenko approached on the passenger side. The driver pulled a firearm and shot Timoshenko, who was hit in the face. Yan was also hit in the chest and the arm, but saved by his protective vest.

Timoshenko died on July 14, 2007, and was posthumously promoted to Detective, first grade on July 27, 2007.

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