Police Officer Walter L. Darsee

Police Officer Walter L. Darsee

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, June 4, 1926

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Walter L. Darsee

Officer Darsee was shot and killed by a suspect believed to be a watchman at a speakeasy at 7567 Vernor Street. His body was taken to a barn at 5500 Tarnow Street and dumped there.

The watchman was arrested, charged with murder, and acquitted. The watchman said he thought he was a hi-jacker.

Officer Darsee had served with the Detroit Police Department for 4 years. He had served as a U.S. Marine during World War 1. He was survived by his wife, three children, his parents and a brother.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1210
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

alcohol violation, off duty

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Rest in peace Officer Darsee.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 17, 2019

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