Patrolman Walter Koella

Patrolman Walter Koella

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, March 16, 1935

Walter Koella

Patrolman Koella succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained almost two weeks earlier during a running shootout with a suspect. The suspect was arrested, sentenced to death, and hanged on April 7, 1936. The suspect's hanging was the last legal hanging in Connecticut before the state switched to electrocution.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 5, 1935
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1936

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We will never forget your sacrifice brother.

Sgt. Michael Hicks
Coventry, CT PD

March 16, 2018

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