Deputy Sheriff Ernest Wilson Walters, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Ernest Wilson Walters, Sr.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, February 23, 1966

Ernest Wilson Walters, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Ernest Walters was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice on a woman on West 14th Street in Winston-Salem.

As he and two workers removed furniture from the home the woman opened fire on him with a 12-gauge shotgun as he walked from the back yard to the front door.

The 41-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison. She was paroled December 31st, 1971.

Deputy Walters was a WWII veteran and also served as a constable for Winston-Salem. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Paroled in 1971

eviction

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