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Police Officer Charles Trojahn

New York City Police Department, New York, Friday, July 22, 1983

Police Officer Charles Trojahn and Officer James Rowley were killed when their helicopter was involved in a mid-air collision over Brooklyn. Officer Rowley and Officer Trojahn were traveling over Brooklyn, when a sea plane struck the rear rotor of the helicopter, causing it to crash. Both officers and two of the four passengers on the sea plane were killed.

Officer Trojahn had been with the New York City Police Department for two years.

Detective Kevin Anthony Czartoryski

Detective Kevin Anthony Czartoryski

Detective Kevin Czartoryski died from illnesses he contracted after inhaling toxic materials as he participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Detective Czartoryski served with the New York City Police Department for 20 years. During his career he was assigned to several commands, including the Organized Crime Control Bureau Narcotics Division and the Hate Crime Task Force. Detective Czartoryski was assigned to a makeshift morgue established at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11 and later to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information.

Community Coordinator Krystyna Naprawa

A longtime school crossing guard was hit and killed by a dump truck Friday morning in Woodhaven, Queens, renewing calls for increased staffing from the union that represents the workers.

Krystyna Naprawa, 63, was in the crosswalk at Woodhaven Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue at about 8 a.m. when the driver of a dump truck made a right turn, striking Naprawa,

Every school day, parents in the 102nd Precinct put their children’s lives in SCG Naprawa’s hands – and every day, she was there to keep them safe. This morning was no different, and SCG Naprawa’s loss is a tragic reminder of the very real dangers our school crossing guards face in the performance of their duty,” he said. “But despite these risks, she chose to put the safety of others above her own. And today, our hearts are heavy as we honor SCG Naprawa’s service and never forget her unwavering commitment to her community. Please keep her family and loved ones in your prayers.”