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Sergeant Ernest J. Malatinka | Hammond Police Department, Indiana Hammond Police Department, Indiana


Ernest J. Malatinka

Hammond Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Saturday, December 29, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Sergeant Ernest Malatinka was found dead of a gunshot wound inside the Robertsdale substation.

The following month, Sergeant Malatinka's death was ruled accidental as gun-cleaning materials were found on his desk and he had apparently been shot with the shotgun he had been cleaning.

Sergeant Malatinka had served with the Hammond Police Department for 17 years.

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Thank you for your mentoring. I knew you for a short time in my youth and remember all the things regarding life and electronics we discussed during my tenure at the "Goodie Shack Too". I've been out of the area since 1981 and trying to get caught up in my retirement on memories.

A Mentoree ..... Jim Zahrndt
October 30, 2014


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