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Police Officer James R. Walraven, Sr. | Texarkana Police Department, Texas Texarkana Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

James R. Walraven, Sr.

Texarkana Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 23, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer James Walraven was shot and killed by a man whom he had arrested for being drunk in public two days earlier.

As Officer Walraven walked his beat, he sat down on a bench in front of a local filling station. The man he had previously arrested approached him and pulled a handgun. After several misfires, the suspect shot Officer Walraven several times. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Walraven returned fire and mortally wounded the suspect.

Officer Walraven had served with the Texarkana Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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