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Patrolman Paul Budich | East Chicago Police Department, Indiana East Chicago Police Department, Indiana


Paul Budich

East Chicago Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Sunday, April 20, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/10/1924

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and wounded

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Patrolman Paul Budich was shot and killed inside a pool hall in the area of Indiana Harbor then known as ''New Mexico.''

He was shot while rounding up suspects in the shootings earlier that week of three Gary police officers, all of whom recovered. Patrolman Budich was taken to Mercy Hospital where he succombed to his wounds ten days later.

The suspect who killed Patrolman Budich was shot and wounded by police.

Patrolman Budich was survived by his wife and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Hammond, Indiana.

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We all see what you gave in trying to help 3 other officers who were shot in Gary. Thats what we do as police. Your work will always be remembered and never forgotten. Keep watch over the others out there doing the same job you die for. Thank you!

Retired Detective David Gemeinhart #381
Current Special Agent Norfolk Souther Railroad
May 23, 2015


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