Patrolman Walter Poturalski

Patrolman Walter Poturalski

Gary Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, August 8, 1935

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Walter Poturalski

Patrolman Walter Poturalski was killed when the motorcycle he was riding hit a stone and fell in front of a funeral cortege, one-half mile from the cemetery.

Patrolman Poturalski had served with the Gary Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 36

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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