Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Offender: Never apprehended
Patrolman J.W. Wallin was killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit in Avery County.
His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree during the pursuit. He died while being transported to Cannon Memorial Hospital The suspect(s) in the car he was chasing were never identified or apprehended.
Patrolman Wallin was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for one year. He was survived by his parents.