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Patrolman Walter J. Mashburn | Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee


Walter J. Mashburn

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, July 16, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 537

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/15/1932

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Mashburn was shot and killed while responding to gunshots he heard while on patrol. As he rounded a corner he encountered a gunman and a running shootout took place. Patrolman Mashburn was struck several times in the lower body. He was able to return fire and kill the suspect. Patrolman Mashburn was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following evening.
Patrolman Mashburn had been with the agency for three years.

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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 81rst 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
January 10, 2013


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