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Marshal Robert Glenn Brunner | Wolcott Police Department, Indiana Wolcott Police Department, Indiana

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Robert Glenn Brunner

Wolcott Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Saturday, August 9, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 3 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Marshal Robert Brunner was killed after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop on U.S. 24, a mile east of Wolcott.

Marshal Brunner had stopped a commercial vehicle headed east for a minor traffic violation. After the driver had turned his truck around to head back into town and parked on the north side of the roadway as instructed by Marshal Brunner, another truck from the same company stopped and parked on the south side of the roadway.

As Marshal Brunner and the driver of the second truck were standing by the side of the other truck waiting for it to pull out, an approaching car from the east struck Marshal Brunner at about 4:50 am despite attempts by the truck driver to warn him. Marshal Brunner was thrown across the highway and became lodged under the wheels of the parked truck, killing him almost instantly.

Marshal Brunner had served with the Wolcott Police Department for only three weeks and also served as a White County deputy sheriff. He was survived by his wife, sister, brother and father.

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