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Police Officer Walter Luedtke | Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

Walter Luedtke

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Thursday, December 18, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 776

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Walter Luedtke was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance at a house on 5th Street between Clarke Street and Wright Street.

As he escorted the female out of the house the male opened fire, fatally wounding him. The man attempted to flee but was subdued by his own brother until other officers arrived. The incident occurred only a few houses away from Officer Luedtke's own house and the shots were heard by his family.

The subject was convicted of Officer Luedtke's murder and sentenced to life in prison on February 11th, 1925.

Officer Luedtke had served with the Milwaukee Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and 4-year-old daughter.

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Cathy Wlad, please contact me about your Grand Uncle.

PO Ken Cecil
Milwaukee Police Department
May 18, 2012


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