Chief of Police William Peter Katke, Sr.

Chief of Police William Peter Katke, Sr.

Pleasant Ridge Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, September 29, 1955

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William Peter Katke, Sr.

Chief Katke suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after assisting an ambulance crew handle a previous heart attack victim. The chief helped carry the victim to the ambulance. When he returned to his patrol car he collapsed and died at the scene.

Chief Katke had served with the agency for 28 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice are always remembered.

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

September 29, 2020

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