April 1st, 2014 by milwaukeepolice
APPOINTED : July 9, 1926
DECEASED: August 22, 1930
Patrolman Hilbert Thurow was struck down as he directed traffic at N. 27th Street and W. Townsend Street on August 22nd, 1930. A truck is said to have made a sudden left turn at the intersection, striking an automobile.
The lighter car was flung towards Patrolman Thurow and a pedestrian throwing them to the ground. Patrolman Thurow was knocked unconscious as he struck the pavement. He died hours later at County Emergency Hospital of a fractured skull.
Officer Thurow was 37-years-old and married with two children. He had been a member of the Milwaukee Police Department since 1926.