Special Police Officer Valentine "Walter" Boos

Special Police Officer Valentine "Walter" Boos

Pittston City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, June 13, 1930

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Valentine "Walter" Boos

Special Police Officer Valentine Boos died from complications of an injury sustained when he was assaulted while attempting to make an arrest at Rutitis' Hall on North Main Street.

The man he was attempting to arrest, an amateur boxer, kicked him in the leg, causing his ankle to break. Officer Boos was admitted to the hospital where he developed pneumonia and subsequently died. The man who assaulted him was charged with murder but acquitted at court.

Officer Boos had served with the Pittston Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 15, 1930
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Acquitted


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Thank You for your service and your sacrifice! Love your granddaughter Ann Marie Boos

Ann Marie Reilly

August 22, 2020

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