Patrolman Walter J. Rouse

Patrolman Walter J. Rouse

Goldsboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, February 27, 1968

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Walter J. Rouse

Patrolman Rouse was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped a vehicle following an armed robbery at the Goldsboro Holliday Inn. One of three suspects opened fire during the stop, mortally wounding Patrolman Rouse, and seriously wounding his partner. The suspects were arrested the next day.

The shooter was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison July 30, 1968. He was paroled November 24, 1981.

Patrolman Rouse had been with the agency for only 15 months.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1981

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My daddy Ed Bundy was close to you and Dail. He was working the desk that night because of an injury when he crashed the Police bike assigned to him earlier. He didnt talk much about it because it hurt him bad
Years later George Spain was one of my instructors . He told us the story and how you were brave. Its ashamed the man who took your life knew you and did not get death or life. My thoughts have been on that for years. You were loved by many and my dad was one of them God bless you and your family.

Edwin Lamar Bundy
Son of Ret. Goldsboro P.D Sgt Ed Bundy

March 19, 2020

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