Patrolman John William Wallin

Patrolman John William Wallin

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, April 1, 1966

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John William Wallin

Patrolman J.W. Wallin was killed in an automobile crash during a pursuit on Highway 181, between Newland and Linville in Avery County.

His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree during the pursuit. He died while being transported to Cannon Memorial Hospital. The suspect(s) in the car he was chasing were never identified or apprehended.

Patrolman Wallin was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for nine months. He was survived by his parents, brother, and two sisters.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never apprehended

vehicle pursuit

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Patrolman Wallin,
On today, the 49th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our a Country as well when you served in the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 1, 2015

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