Patrolman Walter E. Rauch

Patrolman Walter E. Rauch

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, December 25, 1927

Walter E. Rauch

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.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

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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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