Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Patrolman Walter Poturalski was killed when his motorcycle hit a stone and fell in front of a funeral cortege.
He was escorting the procession, one half-mile east of the Mount Mercy Cemetery, when 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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