Constable Martin Pluter

Constable Martin Pluter

Pennsylvania State Constable - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, April 16, 1934

Martin Pluter

Constable Martin Pluter was shot and killed with his own service revolver after confronting a group of men who were creating a disturbance near the Wall Borough municipal building.

After telling the men to go home an argument and struggled ensued. During the struggle one of the men was shot in the foot before he was able to gain control of Constable Pluter's revolver. He then fatally shot Constable Pluter and stole the gun.

The man and four others were arrested over the following days. The man who shot Constable Pluter was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to six to 20 years in prison.

Constable Pluter had been appointed to the position to succeed the his killer's father, who had been removed from the office for graft.

Constable Pluter had served as constable for one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 17, 2012

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