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Patrolman Walter B. Holcomb | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman

Walter B. Holcomb

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, October 21, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 10/21/1918

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Holcomb. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 22, 2012

 

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