Patrolman Walter M. Means

Patrolman Walter M. Means

Shelby Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, April 24, 1954

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Walter M. Means

Patrolman Walter Means was killed in an automobile crash while attempting to stop another vehicle for a traffic violation on State Route 61.

Patrolman Means was the passenger in the patrol car when it collided with an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed.

Patrolman Means was a United States Army WWII veteran and had served with the Shelby Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his mother, father, and three step-siblings.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

traffic stop

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Patrolman Means,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 24, 2024

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