Patrolman Robert Blajszczak Summerville Police Department, South Carolina End of Watch: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Patrolman Robert Blajszczak | Summerville Police Department, South CarolinaSummerville Police Department, South Carolina

Patrolman Robert Blajszczak

Summerville Police Department, South Carolina
End of Watch: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Biographical Info

Age: 40
Tour of Duty: 17 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: October 20, 2014
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Chief of Police Bruce Owens
Summerville Police Department
300 West 2nd North Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Phone: (843) 871-2463

Patrolman Robert Blajszczak died six days after suffering a heart attack while conducting a traffic stop on the 600 block of Main Street.
During the stop he began to suffer a medical emergency. A passing officer saw Patrolman Blajszczak in distress and immediately radioed for assistance. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until passing away.
Patrolman Blajszczak had served with the Summerville Police Department for seven years and was assigned to the Traffic Division. He had previously served with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Moncks Corner Police Department, and Edisto Beach Police Department.

A Summerville police officer died Sunday after collapsing last week during a traffic stop.

Robert Blajszczak, 40, was a seven-year veteran of the department and worked with Summerville’s Traffic Division, according to police Capt. Jon Rogers. He collapsed Oct. 20 while on the job and died Sunday, he said.

Blajszczak joined the Summerville Police Department in December 2007, state Criminal Justice Academy records show.

His career in South Carolina began at the Berkeley County jail in May 1997. He served about six years in Moncks Corner and three years at Edisto Beach before moving to Summerville.

In an email, Rogers said Blajszczak will be "sorely missed."

Blajszczak was born on September 10, 1974 in Denver, CO son of Charles A. Erckert, Jr. and Cheryl Lynn (Nappo) Erckert of Summerville. He graduated from Cheektowaga High School in Cheektowaga, NY. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing softball. Rob was a police officer for 16 years working for Moncks Corner and Edisto Beach. He currently was a police officer for Summerville Police Department, where he has been employed for seven years. Surviving in addition to his parents are: one son: Ty Blajszczak of Summerville; life partner: Christina Tate; three stepchildren: Kylie Phillips, Austin Phillips and Haylee "Baby Girl" Phillips; two sisters: Abigail Blajszczak of Charleston and Carla Lilly Favorite of Bradenton, FL; three stepbrothers: Donald Erckert of Kansas City, KS, Bradley Erckert of Buffalo, NY and Charles Erckert III of Buffalo, NY; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and family, especially his family from Charleston County and Summerville Police Departments.

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1 Response to “Patrolman Robert Blajszczak Summerville Police Department, South Carolina End of Watch: Sunday, October 26, 2014”


  1. 1 Mary Anderson November 13, 2014 at 13:54

    Sorry for the lost of Patrolman Robert Blajszczak.


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