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Patrolman Steven Albert Poetker | Waldo Police Department, Arkansas Waldo Police Department, Arkansas

Patrolman

Steven Albert Poetker

Waldo Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Friday, April 16, 1976

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Age: Not available

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Patrolmen Steven Poetker and John Allen were killed when their vehicle was struck by a train at an unguarded crossing near Waldo.

The two were returning from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in East Camden, Arkansas. They had just joined the chief of their department in a chase when the accident occurred. Patrolman Poetker had graduated from the academy at 1:00 pm and the accident occurred shortly after 2:00 pm.

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Patrolman John H. Allen
Waldo Police Department, Arkansas
End of Watch: Friday, April 16, 1976
Cause: Struck by train

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 17, 2012

 

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