Let us pause to remember our fallen hero, Officer Robert E. Yeszerski, lost this day in 1968.
On the morning of November 30, 1968, members of the Seat Pleasant Police Department contacted a resident about his inoperable car that was illegally parked in front of his home. The officers ordered the man to remove the car. Instead of complying, the man made death threats against the officers. Later that day, Officer William Clements of the Seat Pleasant Police Department, returned to that home to impound the car. Officer Yeszerski responded as well to assist based on the earlier threats. When the officers arrived, the man suddenly came out of his home, approached the officers from behind and fatally shot both officers.
Officer Yeszerski joined the Prince George’s County Police Department on November 6, 1967, as a member of Session 3-67, a class that would ultimately lose three of its members in the line of duty. He served this agency for one year and was the sixth member to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Officer Clements served the Seat Pleasant Police Department for four years and was the first member of that agency to make the ultimate sacrifice. He was 24 years old and survived by his wife and young daughter.
At the time of his death, Officer Robert E. Yeszerski was 23 years old and survived by his expectant wife and two young children.