Patrolman Walter Harrigan

Patrolman Walter Harrigan

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, August 27, 1934

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Walter Harrigan

Patrolman Walter Harrigan succumbed to injuries received in an accident while riding on the running board of a vehicle carrying an injured man to the hospital two days earlier.

He was attending a Polish-American Citizens League event at Orchard Grove when a citizens suffered a broken leg. Patrolman Harrigan used his police whistle as he rode on the running board of a car taking him to the hospital. He slipped off of the running board and suffered a fractured skull.

He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he died of his injuries.

Patrolman Harrigan had been with the agency for five years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 25, 1934

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 17, 2013

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