Marine Patrolman Walter Britt Sawyer

Marine Patrolman Walter Britt Sawyer

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Marine Police Division, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, December 7, 1966

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Walter Britt Sawyer

Marine Patrolman Walter Sawyer was killed when his patrol car struck a tractor-trailer that was making an illegal U-turn on U.S. 431 one-half mile south of Eufaula.

Patrolman Sawyer was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Alabama Marine Police for five years. He was survived by his wife, four children, and two grandchildren.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Marine Patrolman,
On today, the 57th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 7, 2023

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