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Patrolman Walter E. Rauch | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Dayton Police Department, Ohio


Walter E. Rauch

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Sunday, December 25, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Patrolman Walter Rauch was shot and killed while searching the area for two subjects that had robbed three people on Christmas Eve and early Christmas morning.

Patrolman Rauch went to 229-241 East First Street, a location known as a thug hangout, and his body was found shortly afterwards. It is believed that he may have surprised the suspects, and was shot by them. The shooter was never apprehended.

Patrolman Rauch had served with the Dayton Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife.

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Walter Rauch was my Grandfather. I never got to meet him. My dad was 9 when his dad Walter Rauch was shot and killed. Sorry I never got to meet you, Grandpa, but thank you for your service. I love you!

Jenny Rauch Swift
April 19, 2012


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