Walter Martin Poturalski
Gary Police Department
Thursday, August 8, 1935

Age: 31
Served: 6 years, 11 months
Badge #: 36
Panel 48E, Line 29
Panel L16, Line 8

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:
Ridge Road near Chase Street, Gary
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Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Calvary Cemetery, Portage

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   Patrolman Walter Poturalski was killed in a single-vehicle accident 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.


Military Service

United States Army
World War I

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