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Philadelphia Police Dept. PA Patch
Resided: PA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 08, 2006
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 46 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Philadelphia Police Dept. - PA
2201 Belmont Ave  
Philadelphia, PA   19131   USA
(215)560-6200
County: Philadelphia
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 7379
On The Job: 16 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: PA   USA   Mon. May. 08, 2006
Summary: Officer Gary Skerski was shot and killed while responding to an armed robbery call at a café near the intersection of Arrott and Adams Avenues.

A patron in the café had called 911 to report the robbery. Officer Skerski, who was working an overtime detail for the department, responded to the scene. As he approached the door he was confronted by the suspect, who was exiting the café. The suspect immediately opened fire, striking Officer Skerski in the neck, and then fled on foot.

Officer Skerski was transported to Temple University Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds just before midnight.

The suspect was apprehended eleven days later following a shootout with Philadelphia Police in which the suspect was shot twice. He plead guilty to Officer Skerski's murder in October 2007 and was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Skerski had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the 15th District. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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