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Sergeant Walter A. Debold | Newark Police Department, New Jersey Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Sergeant

Walter A. Debold

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Sunday, December 12, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: 29 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Sergeant Debold suffered a fatal heart attack immediately after responding to a man with a gun call at a restaurant on Springfield Avenue. Once he arrived on the scene he and other officers had to break up a fight. After returning to his patrol car he collapsed and was transported to St. Michael's Hospital, where he died a few minutes later.

Sergeant Debold had served with the Newark Police Department for a total of 29 years and was assigned to the 1st Precinct. He was survived by his brother and three sisters.

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Rest in Peace, my friend. You passed away the day I was born.

Lieutenant Gary Campbell
Pigeon Forge Police Department
October 12, 2013

 

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