unheralded hero

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Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Macomb County Sheriff's Office

Rank: Deputy

Badge:  Unknown

Served: 5 Years

Unit of Assignment / Detail: Township of Warren

Location of Incident (Present Day): E 9 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue in Warren., Michigan

Cause of Death: Developed pneumonia after being struck by a vehicle

Age at Time of Death: 31


Date of Birth: 16 March 1908

Date of Appointment:1930

Date of Incident: 28 January 1940

End of Watch:7 February 1940

Date of Interment:Unknown


Unheralded Hero Investigation Began: 25 December 2021

Accepted By Agency:9 September 2022

Approved By National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial:27 October 2022


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Mount Olive Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan
 Grave Location: Section 59, Lot 334, Space 2
 Interment Disposition: Burial



 Military Service: No Military Service


Memorial Details

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Approved for 2023 Inclusion

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed

Memorial at the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum: Not Listed

Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial: Not Listed

Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial: Not Listed


Incident & Biographic Details

Deputy Sheriff Theodore Radlinski succumbed to injuries sustained 10 days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of E 9 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue in Warren.He was transported to a local hospital with numerous broken bones. He developed pneumonia and died on February 7th, 1940.Deputy Radlinski had served with the Macomb County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his mother, three brothers, and two sisters.