Police Officer Larry Eugene Walters

Police Officer Larry Eugene Walters

Riverside Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, November 13, 1974

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Larry Eugene Walters

Police Officer Larry Walters was shot and killed while making a traffic stop at the intersection of 9th Street and Lime Street while on motorcycle duty.

As Officer Walters approached the driver's window the suspect inside shot him in the head. Officer Walters' partner returned fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Walters had served with the Riverside Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

In October 2007 the city of Riverside named a new baseball field Walters Field in his honor.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 45

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

traffic stop

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Dad, I can't believe it's been almost 50 years since you left me, as a little 5 year old girl. I was recently visiting your great granddaughter, Adellyn, who is the exact same age as when I lost you, and it sucked the breath out of my lungs as I watched her play in childlike innocence . Sometimes life is so cruel for things like this to happen, but here we are. My biggest regret is that I never knew you, but I have hope that someday when my sweet Jesus takes me home, that you will be standing right next to Him, fighting to receive me into your arms. :). Until then, just know that you are never ever forgotten.

All my love,

Tamela Verlare

November 29, 2022

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