Deputy Sheriff Walter Leslie Francis

Deputy Sheriff Walter Leslie Francis

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, May 20, 1935

Walter Leslie Francis

Deputy Sheriff Walter Francis was accidentally shot and killed when his shotgun discharged as he removed it from the trunk of his patrol car.

The blast struck him in the abdomen, killing him instantly. He was participating in a search for an armed suspect at the time of the incident.

Deputy Francis was survived by his brother and sister.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

accidental discharge

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Walter Leslie Francis of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 20, 2018

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