Floyd E. Maderia
Pennsylvania State Police
Years of Service: 4 years 8
Cause of Death: Vehicle Accident
Date of Incident:
December 10, 1934
Date of Death:
December 11, 1934
Floyd E. Maderia was
born March 14, 1900, at Reading, Pennsylvania.
Prior to his enlistment with the Constabulary, he served in the U. S. Navy from July 2,
1919, to July 3, 1924, as a musician, first class. Maderia enlisted with the Constabulary
from Philadelphia on May 1, 1930, and was assigned to Troop B, Wyoming. He was 30 years
At 4:20 p.m. on December 10, 1934, Maderia, and Private Worden A. Bader were returning
from court, where they had testified in the Theodore Morro murder case. In the city of
Minooka, Lackawanna County, their vehicle skidded on an ice-covered street and struck a
telephone pole. Maderia died of a fractured skull in the Scranton State Hospital at 1:45
a.m., the following day.
Bader survived his injuries. Maderia is buried in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading. He was
survived by his father, Mr. William Maderia, Reading.
Maderia, 34, had completed four
years and eight months with the Constabulary.