Patrolman Ivan Belka

Patrolman Ivan Belka

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, August 18, 1951

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Ivan Belka

Patrolman Ivan Belka was killed when his patrol car was struck by a car that made a left turn in front of him as he was returning to the station in Spokane. The 25-year-old driver was charged with negligent homicide and reckless driving. A jury acquitted him.

Patrolman Belka was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

drunk driver

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

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

August 18, 2020

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