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Patrolman Walter G. Taber | New Mexico State Police, New Mexico New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

Patrolman

Walter G. Taber

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 28, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 9/22/1937

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Patrolman Taber succumbed to injuries sustained six days earlier when his police motorcycle was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Cerrillos Road and School Road in Santa Fe.

Patrolman Taber was just leaving the state police headquarters after finishing a training course. He was transported to St. Vincent's Sanatorium where he remained until his death.

Patrolman Taber was a WWI veteran and had served with the New Mexico State Police for two years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
August 9, 2013

 

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