Officer W. M. Chansler

Officer W. M. Chansler

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, August 27, 1954

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W. M. Chansler

Officer Chansler was shot and killed after responding to a robbery call while off duty. When he arrived, he ordered the man to drop the gun. The man swung around and fired a rifle. Officer Chansler was struck three times. Officer Chansler was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Chansler was posthomously awarded the Certificate of Valor by the governor for his heroism.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 27, 2020

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