Officer Memorial

Officer Leon M. Klimeczko

State University Police Officer - Stationed at University of Buffalo

Died in the line of duty June 21, 2006

Officer Klimeczko died unexpectedly on June 21, 2006, while on duty as a university police officer at the University at Buffalo. He was 52. The Niagara Falls native was a graduate of LaSalle Senior High School and had a bachelor's degree from UB, from which he graduated with honors as a history major. In 1989 after graduating from the University Police Academy in Albany, he joined the force at UB. John Grela, chief of the university police force, said Mr. Klimeczko worked with "faculty, staff and students in a practical and compassionate manner." He had received several commendations for his work, most noteworthy for administering lifesaving first aid to a university facilities employee in March 2005.