Patrolman Walter J. Mashburn

Patrolman Walter J. Mashburn

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, July 16, 1932

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Walter J. Mashburn

Patrolman Mashburn was shot and killed while responding to gunshots he heard while on patrol. As he rounded a corner he encountered a gunman and a running shootout took place. Patrolman Mashburn was struck several times in the lower body. He was able to return fire and kill the suspect. Patrolman Mashburn was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following evening.
Patrolman Mashburn had been with the agency for three years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 537

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, July 15, 1932
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 16, 2020

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