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

Age: 33
Served: 6 years
Badge #:
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 Disposition:
Unknown
Burial Place:
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 and his partner tried to stop a suspect in a recent robbery.

   The man, whose hands were in his overcoat pockets, was ordered to stop but fired through his coat and struck Patrolman Wagner in the abdomen.

   Patrolman Wagner had previously served with the Indiana State Police. He was survived by his wife, 7-year-old daughter, 5-year-old son, parents, sisters and brothers, one of whom served with the Whiting Fire Department.

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