FTPD: Line of Duty


Patrolman Walter J. Kotch
Florence Police Department
New Jersey

End of Watch: Thursday, April 15, 1965

Biographical Info
Age: 29
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
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.