Patrolman Walter J. Riley

Patrolman Walter J. Riley

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 26, 1926

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Walter J. Riley

Patrolman Walter Riley was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Addison Street.

He was responding to a shooting call at a local theater when the crash occurred. Two other officers in the car with him were also injured.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 266

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, shooting call

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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 88th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 officer Larry Lasater

January 5, 2014

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