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 Walter H. Kesterson, Policeman

Walter H. Kesterson

Monday, February 4, 1946



Kesterson, Walter H.

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: 1125

Division: Metropolitan

Location: N/W/C 43rd and Avalon Blvd.

Date Killed: Monday, February 4, 1946

Cause of Death: Shot by Robbery Suspect

Bio: Policeman Kesterson was shot and killed by
two suspects after he and his partner responded to a robbery call.
Both suspects were shot and killed by Policeman Kesterson after he
was shot.

The two men were wanted for the January 31, 1946, murder of Officer
Richard Pennington, of the Vernon Police Department. Officer
Pennington was shot and killed after arresting the two men for
leading him on a vehicle chase.

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