Sergeant Walter Major

Sergeant Walter Major

Albany Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, August 16, 1921

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Walter Major

Sergeant Walter Major was accidentally shot and killed as he and another detective attempted to unload a semi-automatic pistol at the 2nd Precinct station house.

The handgun discharged and struck Sergeant Major in the head, killing him.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Sgt. Major,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Albany.


United States Border Patrol

August 16, 2021

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