Patrolman Henry Walburger

Patrolman Henry Walburger

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, July 27, 1964

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Henry Walburger

Patrolman Henry Walburger was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a burglary in progress call.

The officers arrived and noticed a light on in an apartment. Patrolman Walburger climbed up the fire escape and observed two females and a male with his back to the window in the apartment. He tapped on the glass and asked if everything was alright. The occupants responded that everything was okay. As Patrolman Walburger turned to signal to his partner on the ground, the male suspect turned and fired several rounds at point-blank range, striking Patrolman Walburger in the head and chest. The suspect was arrested inside the apartment after exchanging shots with responding officers.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Walburger's murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled on October 19, 1987.

Patrolman Walburger was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons. Both of his sons went on to be New York City Police Officers.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 13659

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

burglary, convicted felon

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As a Retired NYPD, I'm outraged to see these cop killers get a Life Sentence & then get PAROLED after serving A FEW YEARS in prison. A Police Officer who loses his life in the Line of Duty to these dirt bags ,is also serving a life sentence in a grave . I believe that if every member of a Parole Board would go thru losing a loved one at the hands of these killers , would they feel the same way??? Probably not. Rest in Peace ,Brother.

NYPD ,Retired

June 14, 2024

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