Deputy Sheriff Walter Leslie Francis

Deputy Sheriff Walter Leslie Francis

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, May 20, 1935

Walter Leslie Francis

Deputy Sheriff Walter Francis was accidentally shot and killed when his shotgun discharged as he removed it from the trunk of his patrol car.

The blast struck him in the abdomen, killing him instantly. He was participating in a search for an armed suspect at the time of the incident.

Deputy Francis was survived by his brother and sister.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

accidental discharge

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 20, 2015

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