Captain Otto Fink

Captain Otto Fink

Johnstown Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 2, 1923

Otto Fink

Captain Fink died from gunshot wounds sustained in a riot in the city's Rosedale section.

Three other officers were also killed as results of wounds sustained in the riot. Detective Joseph Abrahams and Detective John James, of the Cambria County District Attorney's Office, were shot and killed on the day of the riot. Detective Otto Nukem, also of the Johnstown Police Department, died on September 12, 1923, from wounds sustained during the riot.

The officers were attempting to stop a disturbance involving several men when one, crazed from drinking moonshine, opened fire with a revolver. Other officers arriving on the scene shot and killed the suspect.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, August 31, 1923
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Today, 93 years later, we remember one the worse days in Johnstown Police history. We read your names out loud, never to forget your sacrifice, to keep our City safe.

Erin Kabler

August 31, 2016

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