Officer W. M. Chansler

Officer W. M. Chansler

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, August 27, 1954

W. M. Chansler

Officer Chansler was shot and killed after responding to a robbery call while off duty. When he arrived, he ordered the man to drop the gun. The man swung around and fired a rifle. Officer Chansler was struck three times. Officer Chansler was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Chansler was posthomously awarded the Certificate of Valor by the governor for his heroism.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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A true Hero and a beloved brother to all Highway Patrol Officers. You passed when I was just 8 years old. I joined the CHP in 1969 and want you to know you will never be forgotten...Semper Fi CHPY and patrol the heavens until we all meet.........Being a Medal of Valor winner shows just how much you loved your fellow officers and your state....God Bless you Officer Chansler....

State Traffic Officer #7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol

March 24, 2011

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