Constable Martin Pluter

Constable Martin Pluter

Pennsylvania State Constable - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, April 16, 1934

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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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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Constable Pluter. Your service and honor will forever be saluted.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 16, 2018

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