Postal Inspector Walter Richard Ton

Postal Inspector Walter Richard Ton

United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, January 10, 1938

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Walter Richard Ton

Postal Inspector Walter Ton was killed in the crash of Northwest Airlines Flight 2 near Bozeman, Montana, while returning to St. Paul, Minnesota, from Seattle, Washington.

He had traveled to Seattle to arrest two suspects in the burglary of a post office in Voltaire, North Dakota, on September 24th, 1931. Ten people were killed in the crash when the plane struck a mountain peak in the Bridger Mountain range.

Inspector Ton had served as a US Postal Inspector for almost 10 years. He is survived by his wife, 7-month-old daughter, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 9 years, 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Montana

extradition, transport

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There is no good way to lose a Brother. Thank you for your service and God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 10, 2016

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