Sunday, March 10, 2013

Deputy Ed Kolakowski : Kent SD

March 10, 2013: Ottawa County deputies responded to a disagreement between Deputy Ed Kolakowski [Kent County SD] and his wife alongside a road. Deputy Kolakowski was arrested for drunk driving. He later pled guilty to the drunk driving charge.






Kent County sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to drunken driving charge
By John Tunison
jtunison@mlive.com
The Grand Rapids Press
March 20, 2013 at 5:53 PM
Updated March 20, 2013 at 5:54 PM
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2013/03/kent_county_sheriffs_deputy_pl.html



GRAND HAVEN, MI -- A Kent County sheriff's deputy who was honored for heroism in February has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge.

Edward Kolakowski, 42, entered the plea March 12 in 58th District Court in Grand Haven and awaits sentencing.

Kolakowski is on paid leave with the sheriff's department.

He was arrested about 2 a.m. March 3 near 128th Avenue and M-45 in Robinson Township.

The arrest came less than a week after Kolakowski played an integral role in a Feb. 25 rescue of a mother and two children from a burning apartment building in Gaines Township.

He was among six deputies who helped search third-floor apartments at a Woodfield Apartments building near 60th Street and Eastern Avenue. The floor was filled with choking smoke.










Kent County deputy, in fire rescue last week, is arrested for drunken driving
By John Tunison
jtunison@mlive.com
The Grand Rapids Press
March 04, 2013 at 11:54 AM
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2013/03/kent_county_deputy_in_fire_res.html


      

 OTTAWA COUNTY, MI -- A Kent County sheriff's deputy who helped in a dramatic fire rescue last week has been arrested for drunken driving.

Ed Kolakowski, 42, was arrested about 2 a.m. Sunday near 128th Avenue and M-45 in Robinson Township.

Ottawa County Undersheriff Greg Steigenga did not name the deputy, but jail records show Kolakowski was booked into the jail for operating while intoxicated.

Details of the arrest were not immediately known.

"There is an investigation that is ongoing," Steigenga said.

Related: Kent County sheriff's deputies commended for bravery in Gaines Township apartment fire

Kolakowski was one of six deputies honored last week for a Feb. 25 rescue of a mother and two children from a burning apartment building at Woodfield Apartments in Gaines Township.

All of the deputies helped search apartments on a third level amid heavy, choking smoke.

But Kolakowski and another deputy were the ones to rescue the mother and children. Kolakowski carried two children under his arms to safety.



               




Kent County deputy arrested for OWI
Ed Kolakowski was arrested in Ottawa County
Updated: Monday, 04 Mar 2013, 5:01 PM EST
Published : Monday, 04 Mar 2013, 10:55 AM EST
By Ken Kolker
http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/kent_county/deputy-arrested




ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A week after helping to rescue a family from an apartment fire, a Kent County sheriff's deputy is facing an impaired driving charge.

Deputy Ed Kolakowski, 42, was booked at the Ottawa County Jail on a charge of operating while impaired, jail records show.

Records show he was booked at 2:30 a.m. Sunday and released at 2 p.m. the same day.

Ottawa County sheriff's officials told 24 Hour News 8 he was arrested in the area of M-45 and 128th Avenue in Robinson Township.

Ottawa County deputies responded to a disagreement between Kolakowski and his wife alongside the road, and when they arrived they noticed he was intoxicated, which led to his arrest.

Kent County Sheriff Larry Stelma says Kolakowki will remain on paid suspension while the sheriff's department conducts its own investigation, which is separate from the criminal investigation. The sheriff's department may conclude its investigation and alter Kolakowski's work status before his criminal case works its way through the judicial system.

Kolakowki has worked for the department for 17 years, according to the sheriff.

Just a week ago, Kolakowski was among six Kent County deputies lauded for heroism after rescuing a mom and her three children from a smoke-filled apartment. As a deputy walked the mom and an older son out of their home at Woodfield Apartments in Gaines Township, Kolakowski carried out the two younger children.

                       

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