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Officer Arthur H. Malinofski

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Officer Arthur H. Malinofski

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On this day in Baltimore Police History 1935 we lost our brother Police Officer Arthur H. Malinofski to gunfire based on the following:

Officer Malinofski was discovered several feet from his patrol car dead from two gunshot wounds. A milkman discovered the body lying on the ground on Main Avenue near Gwynn Oak Avenue at approximately 4 a.m. According to news reports at the time, “it was about 4 o’clock when Patrolman Malinofski, flashlight in hand, parked his car on a lot just off Maine Avenue, and begun a routine inspection of rear doors. The beam of his light, General Gaither, Commissioner of Police, surmised, fell on ‘somebody doing something he shouldn’t have been doing.’ Caught in the flood of light, that ‘somebody’ fired at the patrolman before the latter had a chance to reach for his gun, which hung in a holster from his hip. This was possible, the police said, for the holster was untouched, the gun not moved and ‘no good officer who arrests a man would continue to hold his flashlight in his hand.’ Patrolman Anthony Staylor and Henry Levinson arrested the suspect, Oscar Norfolk, 30. Mr. Norfolk was questioned by Lieutenant Edward Hitzelberger and then booked as “suspected of assault and shooting.” Off. Malinofski had 9 years of service with the police department and was survived by his wife Gladys.

MAN ARRESTED AS SUSPECT IN POLICE MURDER Nov 1, 1935

Said To Have Long Criminal Record; Quizzed At Northwestern HELD FOR FURTHER QUESTIONING TODAY Patrolman Malinofski Shot Through Heart Early Yesterday

MAN ARRESTED AS SUSPECT IN POLICE MURDER Nov 1, 1935

Said To Have Long Criminal Record; Quizzed At Northwestern HELD FOR FURTHER QUESTIONING TODAY Patrolman Malinofski Shot Through Heart Early Yesterday

A man arrested early this morning was docketed as .James Snail, 1000 block Walbrook avenue. 

SEARCH FOR POLICE SLAYER CONTINUES Nov 2, 1935

Six Suspects In Malinofski Slaying Released After Questioning QUIZZED BY MINTIENS Detective Captain Reports More Than 100 Persons Have Telephoned With "Tips" On Case

DISREGARDS THIRD MALINOFSKI BULLET Dec 15, 1935

Lieut. Coll Calls Finding Of Pellet In Door Jamb Of ''No Significance" Test Shows Slug Was Fired From Pistol Used By Policeman's Slayer

The -finding yesterday of a third bullet at the scene of the murder of Patrolman Arthur Malinofski is "ol no significance," according to Lieutenant James Coll, of the Northwestern district, after the bullet had been turn. over to him.

Off. Malinofski was checking businesses on the midnight shift near Maine Ave. & Gwynn Oak Avenue. As he was checking businesses he came upon a man trying to pry open a rear door to one of them. The man spun around and fired two shots striking the officer. A milkman making deliveries nearby was drawn to the gunfire and discovered Off. Malinofski laying near the curb. He died from his wounds shortly thereafter. 

As his brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police Department we will not let him be forgotten, His service Honored the City of Baltimore, and the Baltimore Police Department may he rest in peace, and may God bless him.

More details

NameDescription
End of Watch 31 October, 1935
City, St. Main Avenue near Gwynn Oak Avenue
Panel Number 62-E: 7
Cause of Death Gunfire
Weapon - Handgun
District Worked Northwestern

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