Sergeant Walter Steinbaker

Sergeant Walter Steinbaker

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, February 21, 1932

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Walter Steinbaker

Sergeant Walter Steinbaker, a motorcycle patrolman, was killed when he fell from his cycle while pursuing a traffic violator on Wyoming Avenue near G Street.

Sergeant Steinbaker had been cited for bravery in the capture of three robbers in 1930.

Sergeant Steinbaker was a U.S Army veteran of World war I and served with the Philadelphia Police Department for nine and a half years. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years, 6 months
  • Badge 3086
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit

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On this actual anniversary of your heroic and untimely death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember.

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

February 21, 2021

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