Anthony Edward Wagner
Whiting Police Department
Saturday, November 30, 1929

Age: 31
Served: 6 years
Badge #:
Panel 52W, Line 6
Panel L12, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
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:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Saint John Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Hammond

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   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. He was taken to St. Catherine Hospital where he died 18 days later.

   Born Toney E. Pielarczyk, he had previously served with the Indiana Motor Vehicle Police, the predecessor agency to the Indiana State Police.

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

Military Service

United States Army
World War I
Corporal (CPL)

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