Walter D Mazzie Jr.

End of Watch: Thursday, January 5, 1939

Biographical Info

Age: 31

Tour of Duty: 4 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: January 5, 1939

Incident Location: 10th Street and Walnut Street

Weapon Used: Handgun

Case Status: Closed

Walter D Mazzie


Patrolman Walter Mazzie was shot and killed near the intersection of 10th Street and Walnut Street (now Muhammad Ali Boulevard) by a suspect who he had previously arrested.

Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to shoot the suspect three (3) times before he died. The suspect subsequently died of his wounds.

Patrolman Mazzie is survived by his wife and four (4) children. He had been with the department for four (4) years.

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