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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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 27, 2020

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