Officer Walter Edwin Rappolee, Jr.

Officer Walter Edwin Rappolee, Jr.

Wichita Falls Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 22, 1968

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Walter Edwin Rappolee, Jr.

Officer Rappolee and Officer Robert Fellows were crushed to death when a wall fell onto their patrol car. A large fire had destroyed a section of downtown Wichita Falls and the two officers were sitting in their patrol car in front of one of the damaged buildings when the wall collapsed and landed on top of the car.

Officer Rappolee had served with the Wichita Falls Police Department for just over 2 years.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

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Officer Rappolee,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wichita Falls. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 22, 2018

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