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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The true fate of the 'man' who murdered you is not told here, but we can all hope that his acquittal in court did not shield him from true justice for taking your life.

God Bless you, Brother and though 87 years have passed since your sacrifice, your actions are still honored.

Rest in Peace.

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

December 10, 2017

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