Sergeant Walter C. Busby, III

Sergeant Walter C. Busby, III

Cranston Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Monday, February 12, 1979

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Walter C. Busby, III

Sergeant Walter Busby suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a suicidal man.

Sergeant Busby was a United States Army veteran and served with the Cranston Police Department for 16 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, mother, sister, and niece.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 142
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

suicidal subject

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Where do I begin ... 43 years and it is as difficult some days as it was that night in 1979. Your life was so much more than that fateful night. You had so much more of life to live.
No one was as selfless as you. You were always the strongest, smartest, most driven and beyond committed to family, education, career and community. Despite all of your accomplishments, accolades, education, awards, citations and endless admiration of others, you were humble . There was so much more for you to do.You have never been forgotten. Nor, will you ever be forgotten

Only Niece

July 28, 2022

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