|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2004|
||Press Secretary Carlene Orig|
City of Milwaukee Mourns the Loss of Former Fire and Police Commissioner
Milwaukee -- Leonard W. Ziolkowski passed away after a short illness Monday, November 1, 2004 at age 76. Ziolkowski dedicated his life to his family and community. He started his career with the Milwaukee Police Department in 1950. He also served in the U.S. Army in Korea. In 1952, Ziolkowski rose through the ranks to inspector of Police. Among his many accomplishments, Ziolkowski was responsible for turning a former high school into the Milwaukee Safety Academy. The Academy still trains police and fire recruits and personnel.
In 1986, Mayor Henry Maier appointed Ziolkowski to the Fire & Police Commission. Ziolkowski served several terms as Chairman of the Fire & Police Commission. "Leonard Ziolkowski will be greatly missed but his legacy and imprint on the community will live on," stated Mayor Barrett.
Ziolkowski is survived by his wife Alice, four children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Visitation is Thursday evening at John J. Walloch Funeral Home, 4309 S. 20th Street, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services are Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Alexander's Church followed by burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.