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Police Officer Walter G. Cottle | Seattle Police Department, Washington Seattle Police Department, Washington

Police Officer

Walter G. Cottle

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Monday, September 29, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Cottle was shot and killed while walking his beat. Officer Cottle had noticed a suspicious person walking around the area. When Officer Cottle stopped him and asked him if he lived in the neighborhood, the suspect produced a handgun and shot Officer Cottle in the face, killing him.

Officer Cottle had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for nine years and was survived by his wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary year 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
August 10, 2013

 

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