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

motorcycle, pursuit, vehicle pursuit

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Sgt. Steinbaker,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice- not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 21, 2022

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