Patrolman Walter B. Holcomb

Patrolman Walter B. Holcomb

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, October 21, 1918

Walter B. Holcomb

Patrolman Walter Holcomb died as a result of contracting Spanish influenza. At the time he contracted the disease he was transporting a flu victim to the hospital. The virus was part of a worldwide epidemic at the time.

Patrolman Holcomb had served with the agency for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You died protecting others without regard for yourself, you are a hero.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 21, 2017

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.