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Chief of Police Walter R. McClintock | Wytheville Police Department, Virginia Wytheville Police Department, Virginia

Chief of Police

Walter R. McClintock

Wytheville Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, December 19, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief McClintock was shot and killed when he and other officers attempted to arrest two brothers on robbery charges.

The officers approached the brothers on Main Street, in front of the Wythe County Courthouse, and informed them they had warrants for their arrest. One of the brothers immediately produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Chief McClintock.

Despite being mortally wounded, Chief McClintock was able to return fire and killed the suspect. The other brother was taken into custody. The surviving brother was convicted of Chief McClintock's murder and sentenced to 16 years in prison.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd anniversary 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 19, 2011


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