Deputy Sheriff John Henry Walter

Deputy Sheriff John Henry Walter

Fauquier County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 5, 1972

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John Henry Walter

Deputy Sheriff John Walter was killed in an automobile accident en route to Richmond, Virginia, with another deputy.

The other deputy attempted to pass a vehicle on Route 17, near Berea in Stafford County, and struck another vehicle head-on. Deputy Walter was killed instantly. The deputy's vision was obstructed at the time because of heavy rain.

Deputy Walter was a United States Marine Corps Vietnam veteran who served with the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office. He was survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident, weather

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Deputy Sheriff Walter,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fauquier County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 5, 2022

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