Constable Walter Reed

Constable Walter Reed

Inyo County Constable's Office, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 14, 1912

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Walter Reed

Constable Walter Reed was shot and killed at 12:15 a.m. as he and another officer raided a restaurant on the 100 block S. Main Street in Bishop.

The restaurant's owner was suspected of bootlegging, opium smuggling, and extortion. The suspect opened fire on Constable Reed as he entered the front door, killing him. The city marshal who accompanied Constable Reed returned fire and killed the suspect.

Constable Reed had served with the Inyo County Constable's Office for five years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

alcohol violation

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Constable Reed,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Inyo County.


United States Border Patrol

April 14, 2022

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