Motorcycle Patrolman Alvie C. Emmelman, 40, was thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a chuckhole near the Belt Railroad at Kentucky Avenue and Morris Street on Friday,May 27, 1938. Suffering from a fractured skull, he was taken to City Hospital where he died from his injuries on the 29th.
A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Patrolman Emmelman had been a member of the police force since February 3, 1931. Funeral services were held at his home on Pleasant Street. Burial was at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Officer Emmelman was survived by his wife, Ellen; two daughters, Mary and Dorothy; and three sons, Alvie C., Jr., Raymond, and Edward.
Source: Indianapolis Star, May 30, 1938