Patrolman Walter B. Holcomb

Patrolman Walter B. Holcomb

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, October 21, 1918

Walter B. Holcomb

Patrolman Walter Holcomb died as a result of contracting Spanish influenza. At the time he contracted the disease he was transporting a flu victim to the hospital. The virus was part of a worldwide epidemic at the time.

Patrolman Holcomb had served with the agency for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

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Patrolman Holcomb,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Diego. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 21, 2018

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