John R. Walters - ID NR

John R. Walters

Line of Duty 11/18/1947

CHP Officer Killed in Motorcycle Collision

Tuesday, November 18, 1947

Officer John R. Walters was pursuing a vehicle at high-speed on U.S. Highway 99, south of Bakersfield when a motorist headed the opposite direction crossed three lanes of traffic and crashed head-on into Walters’ motorcycle, killing the 36-year-old officer instantly. A charge of manslaughter was brought against the other driver.