Patrolman
Anthony Wagner
Whiting Police Department
Saturday, November 30, 1929

Age: 33
Served: 6 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 52W, Line 6
Panel L12, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, November 12, 1929
07:10 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
18 days
Incident Location:
116th Street and Atchison Avenue, Whiting
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
North
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Saint John Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Hammond

   Patrolman Anthony Wagner died from wounds he suffered over two weeks earlier when he was shot as he tried to stop a man whom he believed was involved in a robbery which had just occurred.

   Patrolman Wagner ordered the man to stop, but the suspect whose hands were in his overcoat pockets, fired through the coat and struck Patrolman Wagner, who died from his wound over two weeks later.

   Patrolman Wagner was survived by his wife and two children.