Marshal Walter Franklin Granger

Marshal Walter Franklin Granger

Tarrant City Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, March 17, 1920

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Walter Franklin Granger

Marshal Walter Granger was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had assaulted a boy earlier in the day.

As Marshal Granger approached the man's home, the man opened fire with a 16 gauge shotgun. The blast struck Marshal Granger in the abdomen, killing him.

The suspect was arrested the following day and charged with Marshal Granger's murder.

Marshal Granger had served as the city marshal for only 1 month and had previously served as the superintendent of the Jefferson County Prison Farm. He was survived by his wife, four children, sister, and two brothers. One of his brothers also served as a police officer.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 16 gauge
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 17, 2012

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