Patrolman Walter Poturalski

Photo of Patrolman Walter Poturalski
End of Watch: Thu, Aug 8th, 1935
Date of Incident: Thu, Aug 8th, 1935
Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident
Service Time: 8 years
Age: 31


His wife, daughter and two sons.


Patrolman Walter Poturalski was killed when the motorcycle he was riding hit a stone and fell in front of a funeral cortege, one-half mile from the cemetery.

Patrolman Poturalski had served with the Gary Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, daughter and two sons. Sadly, his wife died of pneumonia only two months later.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Gary Police Department Patch
555 Polk Street
Gary, Indiana 46402
(219) 881-1207


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