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 accident 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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Walter M. Means of the Shelby Police Department, Ohio and the additional 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 24, 2023

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