Policeman Walter McPeak

Policeman Walter McPeak

Johnson City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, June 23, 1910

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Walter McPeak

Policeman Walter McPeak was stabbed to death by a 17 year-old youth he was attempting to arrest for public drunkenness.

The suspect was executed for a subsequent murder on February 17, 1922. He had served nine years in prison for killing Officer McPeak and was then paroled. On July 17, 1921 he shot a man in that person's home and was convicted of the second murder on December 23, 1921 and pronounced a recidivist killer.

Policeman McPeak had previously served in the Spanish American War in the Phillipines and was survived by is wife and son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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No passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice, and rest in peace knowing that you will always be remembered.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 23, 2020

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