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.