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Deputy U.S. Marshal Walter W. Getchell | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal

Walter W. Getchell

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 5, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Location: Alaska

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Deputy Marshal Walter Getchell suffered a fatal heart attack after getting lost in the wilderness near Nome, Alaska. He had left his office to serve a notice of judgment against a dredging company in Nome.

Deputy Getchell never arrived at the company and failed to returned to the office. A search party was sent out but failed to locate him. His body was found five days later on a different trail. It is believed he took a wrong turn and lost his way.

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Deputy Marshal Getchell,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
August 5, 2017

 

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