Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Patrolman Charles Rajchinetz was shot and killed as he returned home while on duty.
As he worked the night shift from 8:00 pm until 6:00 am, his movements were known to within six minutes of the time he was shot in front of his house.
Station records showed he made his hourly report by telephone from a restaurant before leaving for his residence a block away in a taxicab.
The only clue police had was that a green automobile with four occupants had been seen speeding away after the shooting. None of the suspects were ever apprehended.
Patrolman Rajchinetz was survived by his wife and five children.