Police Officer William H. Pottker

Police Officer William H. Pottker

Oak Park Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, July 4, 1919

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William H. Pottker

Officer William Pottker was struck and killed while directing traffic at the scene of a previous traffic accident on Washington Boulevard near Lombard Avenue.

Officer Pottker had served with the Oak Park Police Department for 25 years. He was buried in Wheaton Cemetery.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 307

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

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