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

Age: 38
Served: 12 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
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 Info:
Shot and wounded
Burial Location:
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 ''New Mexico.'' He was shot while rounding up suspects in the shootings earlier that week of three Gary police officers, all of whom recovered. Patrolman Budich was taken to Mercy Hospital where he died from the wounds he suffered ten days later.

   The suspect who killed Patrolman Budich was shot and wounded by police.

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