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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Sergeant Busby, it has been 45 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and 16 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 12, 2024

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