Ernest John Malatinka
Hammond Police Department
Saturday, December 29, 1984

Age: 47
Served: 17 years, 8 months
Badge #:
Panel 29W, Line 15
Panel L5, Line 9

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire (Accidental)
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, December 29, 1984
06:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
2211 Calumet Avenue, Hammond
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Officer's shotgun
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond

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   Sergeant Ernest Malatinka was found dead of a gunshot wound inside the Robertsdale substation.

   A month later, the coroner ruled the death accidental as gun-cleaning materials were found at the desk. It was determined he was shot with the shotgun he had been cleaning.

   Sergeant Malatinka was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, mother and sister.

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