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Turnkey John Walters | Seneca County Sheriff's Department, New York Seneca County Sheriff's Department, New York

Turnkey

John Walters

Seneca County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, January 10, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 69

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 1/9/1887

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Not available

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Turnkey John Walters was beaten to death by two suspects who were in jail awaiting trial for horse theft. The two men attacked Turnkey Walters and beat him to death with an iron stove shaker.

Turnkey Walters had served with the agency for only one year.

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I said a little prayer today for Turnkey Walters and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York hero.

Robyn Wilkes
January 7, 2016

 

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