Officer Walter Edwin Rappolee, Jr.

Officer Walter Edwin Rappolee, Jr.

Wichita Falls Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 22, 1968

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.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

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Rest In Peace Officer Walter Edwin Rappolee Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Wichita Falls, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers and those brave souls who choose to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who were responsible for the burning of those buildings shall burn forever in the lake of fire.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 20, 2016

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