Detective Walter L. O'Cain

Detective Walter L. O'Cain

Macon Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1948

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Walter L. O'Cain

Detective O'Cain was shot and killed as he and another officer searched for a prowler in the 1600 block of First Street. As he walked into a backyard the suspect shot him in the stomach. The suspect, 20, was arrested the next day. On April 20, 1949, he went to his death in the electric chair.

He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, parents, sister, and four brothers.


  • Age 61
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1949

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Rest in peace Detective O'Cain.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 11, 2022

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