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Ill. Deputy Exonerated In Off-Duty Pizza Parlor Shooting

October 25, 2011  | 

The Winnebago County (Ill.) Sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a pizza-parlor robber and wounded three of his accomplices has been cleared by a grand jury.

Deputy Frank Pobjecky, 29, acted within departmental policies during the incident, according to the Thursday ruling. The deputy is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq and joined the sheriff's department about 3 1/2 years ago.

Michael Sago, 16, was killed in the Oct. 1 incident. The other three men shot have been indicted on counts of first-degree felony murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.

Source: The Republic


Comments (4)

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Steve @ 10/25/2011 8:23 PM

Exonerated? He should get a medal!

Lt. Dan Birdsley @ 10/26/2011 6:09 AM

Too bad it even had to go to a Grand Jury. Is that mandatory in Illinois?

Rob @ 10/26/2011 6:40 AM

The Grand Jury is not mandatory. The States Attorney could have made the decision that no crime had occurred. The Grand Jury making the decision(a jury of his peers) takes the heat off of the SA(if their was any)

CT LEO RET @ 10/29/2011 11:52 AM

All that was needed was a one paragraph police report: suspect died as a result of his felonius activies, the other two suspects were wounded as a result of their felonius activites. Case cleared by arrest. Enough said!!!!!!! P.S. Dep. Probjecky should receive a department commendation for his heroic actions!!!!!!!

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