Deputy Sheriff Ernest Wilson Walters, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Ernest Wilson Walters, Sr.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, February 23, 1966

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Ernest Wilson Walters, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Ernest Walters was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice on a woman on West 14th Street in Winston-Salem.

As he and two workers removed furniture from the home the woman opened fire on him with a 12-gauge shotgun as he walked from the back yard to the front door.

The 41-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison. She was paroled December 31st, 1971.

Deputy Walters was a WWII veteran and also served as a constable for Winston-Salem. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Paroled in 1971


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