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End of Watch: Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz Line of Duty Death

Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz
Born: 1967
End of Watch: July 21, 2022


Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz Killed in the Line of Duty

During the evening of July 21, 2022, Officer Anthony  Mazurkiewicz (Maz-er-ko-witz), a 29-year veteran of the Rochester Police Department and his partner, Officer Sino Seng (Sang), were shot on Bauman Street.

Officer Mazurkiewicz was shot at least once in the upper body. He was transported to Strong Hospital, where despite heroic efforts, he passed away. Officer Sino Seng, an 8-year veteran of the Rochester Police Department was shot at least once in the lower body and transported to Rochester General Hospital. He was treated and released.

In addition, during the shooting, a female bystander was also struck by gunfire and treated for non-life threatening injuries.


Biographical Information

Anthony (Tony) Mazurkiewicz honorably served the Rochester Police Department from April 12, 1993 until July 21, 2022.  He was married to his wife, Lynne for 28 years and the proud father of four children ages 36, 33, 26, 21; and three grandchildren ages 6, 4, and 2.

Officer Mazurkiewicz began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a Jail Deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. In 1993, he joined the Rochester Police Department as a Patrol Officer, serving both Clinton and Goodman Sections, until he transferred to the Tactical Unit in 2002. 

During his distinguished career as an Officer with the Rochester Police Department, Officer Mazurkiewicz was the recipient of the Rochester Police Department’s Life Saving award, Officer of the Month award, 17 Excellent Police Service awards, seven Unit Commendation awards, 32 Chief’s Letters of Commendation and the Good Conduct award for 29 years of without a sustained complaint. 

Beyond his duties as an Officer with the Rochester Police Department, Officer Mazurkiewicz was also an active member of the Rochester Police Locust Club for his entire 29-year career. This included serving as the Tactical Unit Representative to the Executive Bboard for over 20 years, a member of the Contract Negotiations Team, the Scholarship Committee, and the House Committee.


Officer Down Memorial Page

An Officer Down Memorial Page Inc. has created a page for Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz, which includes an option to write a reflection. 

View the page here


Latest News

(Monday, July 25, 2022) - Rochester Police Announce Details on Funeral Services, Calling Hours. Learn more>> 

(Friday, July 22, 2022) -- Arrest Made in Officer Shootings: The proceeding follow-up investigation has led to the following charges being lodged against 21-year old Kelvin Vickers: Murder in the 2nd Degree (A Felony), Attempted Murder in the 2nd Degree (B Felony), Assault in the 2nd Degree (D Felony) and two counts Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (C Felony). Learn more>>

(Friday, July 22, 2022) – Statement from City Councilmember LaShay D. Harris on the Murder of Officer Mazurkiewicz: Over the past 203 days, the City of Rochester has experienced a surge of violence and yesterday two members of our police department were shot along with an innocent bystander. Tragically one officer lost his life and, as we see more and more frequently, bystanders also pay the price for this wanton disregard of human life." Learn more>> 

(Friday, July 22, 2022) – Statement from City Councilmember Michael A. Patterson on the Murder of Officer Mazurkiewicz:  Thirty-five of the forty-two murders that have occurred on our City’s streets since January 1 were caused by gun violence with our latest murder being an on-duty police officer. I grieve for every single person killed on our streets and for their surviving families – including Officer Mazurkiewicz’s loved ones and his fellow police officers. Learn more>>

(Friday, July 22, 2022) – Statement of Rochester Police Chief David David Smith: "Yesterday morning, at 11am, I was asked by the media 'how dangerous is it out there for the Officers of the Rochester Police Department?' My response was that every day, the men and women of this department leave home, not knowing if they are going to return home at the end of their shift". Learn more>> 

(Friday, July 22, 2022) – President Miguel A. Meléndez, Jr. Statement on the Murder of Officer Mazurkiewicz: Last night, Rochester passed the grim milestone of 42 murders in our city A Rochester Police Officer became the latest victim of murder while he was on duty doing his job protecting us. Learn more>>

(Friday, July 22, 2022) – Statement by Mayor Malik Evans on Passing of Officer Mazurkiewicz: Today is a sad day for our community. This is a nightmare for any family. It is punctuated even more when that person is a police officer; because every day when they kiss their loved ones goodbye, they know it could be their last one". Learn more>>

(Thursday, July 21, 2022) –  Statement by Mayor Malik Evans on Officer Shootings "Tonight, there were two Rochester Police officers shot; one is critically wounded. We are sending our strongest prayers that he survives his injuries".  Learn more>>