Patrolman Larry Thomas Walton

Patrolman Larry Thomas Walton

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, December 2, 1972

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Larry Thomas Walton

Patrolman Larry Walton was shot and killed after stopping a speeding vehicle in Robeson County.

A Rowland police officer found him lying in a ditch beside his patrol car on State Road 130, five miles west of Rowland and close to the South Carolina state line. He had been shot five times.

A man was arrested the next day and charged with Patrolman Walton's murder. He had been released from prison two months earlier after serving five years for manslaughter. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life on March 21st, 1973. He died in prison December 10th, 2015.

Patrolman Walton was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for less than two years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

traffic stop

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Patrolman Walton,
On today, the 51st 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 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 2, 2023

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