Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years, 7 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
Inspector Walter Ton was killed in the crash of a Northwest Airlines flight near Bozeman, Montana, while returning to St. Paul, Minnesota, from Seattle, Washington. He had traveled to Seattle to arrest two suspects in the burglary of a post office in Voltaire, North Dakota, on September 24, 1931. Ten people were killed in the crash when the plane struck a mountain peak.
Inspector Ton had served as a US Postal Inspector for almost 10 years. He is survived by his wife, 7-month-old daughter, sister, and two brothers.