Wayne J. Klacza died after saving Jackie Coffey from being struck by a moving vehicle, Chicago, Illinois, June 28, 1983. Coffey, 33, was crossing West Harrison Street when a speeding motorist swerved her automobile into the wrong lane and headed in Coffey’s direction. Klacza, 32, police officer, was crossing the street behind Coffey. He ran in front of the approaching car and pushed Coffey out of its path. Coffey was uninjured, but Klacza was struck by the car and died of his injuries.
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