Andrew Katnik, an officer with the Braddock Borough Police Department, was shot on August 17, 1920, outside a bar in Swissvale. Katnik and other officers had gone to the bar to arrest Stanley Kryzwicki, who had threatened his wife and destroyed property at his home. Kryzwicki shot and killed himself at the scene.
Katnik died of causes related to his wounds more than seven years later, on December 29, 1927.
Author: Bill Lofquist
I am a sociologist and death penalty scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I am also a Pittsburgh native. My present research focuses on the history of the death penalty in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pa.
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