Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Wyandotte County
Death Date: 11/19/1955
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Automobile Accident
Walden, only nineteen days on the force, was riding with another officer at approximately 4 a.m. when they responded to an accident call. While en route, their patrol vehicle struck the rear of a truck parked along the roadside near Muncie. The driver of the truck had stopped to aid another motorist and the rear of his truck was left protruding onto the roadway. Walden was killed in the accident, and the other officer was severely wounded.