Deputy Sheriff Walter C. Byrd

Deputy Sheriff Walter C. Byrd

Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, July 29, 1922

Walter C. Byrd

Deputy Sheriff Walter Byrd was shot and killed as he was walking out of a pool room in Macon. The suspect was captured the next day in Griffin.

The officers who captured the suspect were escorting him back to Macon when they were surrounded by an angry mob near Holton. The mob seized and shot the suspect to death.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 22, 2013

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