Patrolman
Walter M. Poturalski
Gary Police Department
Thursday, August 8, 1935

Age: 31
Served: 6 years, 11 months
Badge #: 36
Military Service: U.S. Army
• World War I
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Motorcycle accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, August 8, 1935
04:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Grant Street near Ridge Road, Gary
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
Calumet
Weapon Used:

Suspect Disposition:

Burial Location:
Calvary Cemetery, Portage

   Patrolman Walter Poturalski was killed when the motorcycle he was riding hit a stone and fell in front of a funeral cortege he was escorting, one half-mile east of the Mount Mercy Cemetery. He suffered a fractured skull and died at Mercy Hospital two hours later.

   Patrolman Poturalski was survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.


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