Patrolman Walter J. Kotch
Florence Police Department
End of Watch: Thursday, April 15, 1965
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Thursday, April 15, 1965
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Patrolman Kotch was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car was struck on the driver’s side door while he was escorting a funeral procession.
Patrolman Kotch had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.