Sergeant Walter A. Debold

Sergeant Walter A. Debold

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 1965

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Walter A. Debold

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.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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