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Patrolman Henry Walburger | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Henry Walburger

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, July 27, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # 13659

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Walburger was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to burglary in progress call. The officers arrived and noticed a light on in an apartment. Patrolman Walburger climbed up the fire escape and observed two females and a male with his back to the window in the apartment. He tapped on the glass and asked if everything was alright. The occupants responded that everything was okay. As Patrolman Walburger turned to signal to his partner on the ground the male suspect turned and fired several rounds at point blank range, striking Patrolman Walburger in the head and chest. The suspect was arrested inside of the apartment after exchanging shots with responding officers.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Walburger's murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled on October 19, 1987.

Patrolman Walburger was survived by his wife, daughter and two sons. Both of his sons went on to be New York City Police Officers.

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May our Lord Jesus rest over the soul of Henry Walburger. I truly believe Officer Henry Walburger has entered the gates of Heaven by the way in which he died. He died as a direct result of serving and protecting others, so I truly believe he's now in Heaven RIP.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police
July 26, 2016

 

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