Patrolman Walter Rusinak

Patrolman Walter Rusinak

Carteret Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, December 8, 1944

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Walter Rusinak

Patrolman Walter Rusinak and Deputy Chief Robert Shanley were shot and killed in the line of duty. The suspect was arrested, sentenced to death, and executed on March 26, 1945.

Patrolman Rusinak had served with the Carteret Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 11

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1945

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

December 7, 2020

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