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.

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