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Patrolman John H. Allen | Waldo Police Department, Arkansas Waldo Police Department, Arkansas

Patrolman

John H. Allen

Waldo Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Friday, April 16, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Patrolmen John Allen and Steven Poetker 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 Steven Albert Poetker
Waldo Police Department, Arkansas
End of Watch: Friday, April 16, 1976
Cause: Struck by train

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