Patrolman Walter E. Rauch

Patrolman Walter E. Rauch

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, December 25, 1927

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Walter E. Rauch

Patrolman Walter Rauch was shot and killed while searching the area for two subjects who had robbed three people on Christmas Eve and early Christmas morning.

Patrolman Rauch went to 229-241 East First Street, a location known as a thug hangout, and his body was found shortly afterward. It is believed that he may have surprised the suspects and was shot by them. The shooter was never apprehended.

Patrolman Rauch had served with the Dayton Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 63

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

robbery

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While your killers never faced justice here on earth, they surely faced a higher justice at a later time in a different place. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 8, 2020

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