Officer Walter Davis Mazzie, Jr.

Officer Walter Davis Mazzie, Jr.

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, January 5, 1939

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Walter Davis Mazzie, Jr.

Officer Walter Mazzie was shot and killed near the intersection of 10th Street and Walnut Street by a suspect who he had previously arrested.

Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to shoot the suspect three times before he died. The subject subsequently died of his wounds.

Officer Mazzie was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Mazzie, today marks the 79th anniversary of your passing at the hands of a nobody. You were a Police Officer doing his job. He was someone who did wrong and then compounded it for reasons known only to him, for even God would be baffled by such behavior, I'm sure of it.

You are truly a hero and worthy of respect. God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be now and forever, peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

January 5, 2019

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