Patrolman
Paul Budich
East Chicago Police Department
Sunday, April 20, 1924

Age: 38
Served: 12 years
Badge #: 120
Panel 7W, Line 11
Panel L32, Line 1

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, April 10, 1924

Incident to Death Duration:
10 days
Incident Location:
3547 Pennsylvania Avenue, East Chicago
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
North
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Died in prison
Burial Place:
Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond

   Patrolman Paul Budich was shot and killed inside a soft drink parlor in the area of Indiana Harbor then known as ''Little Mexico.''

   He was shot while rounding up suspects in the shootings earlier that week of three Gary police officers, all of whom survived.

   Patrolman Budich was taken to Mercy Hospital where he died from the wounds he suffered ten days later.

   The 29-year-old suspect, who was shot and wounded, was later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. After three stays of execution, the governor commuted his sentence to life in prison where he died in 1929.

   Patrolman Budich had previously served with the Gary Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two small daughters.



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