Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone

A promise of remembrance.

Walton Odell Whatley


Date of Injury:
July 28, 1949

Date of Death:
August 2, 1949

Location of Incident:
Jacksboro Highway @ NW 28th

Laurel Land Cemetery

On August 2, 1949, Officer W.O. Whatley died from the injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident on July 28, 1949.

Working with a partner, Whatley was in pursuit of a speeding car heading east on 28th street when his motorcycle was struck by a car headed south on Jacksboro Highway. Whatley was thrown 12 feet from his machine and suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries, from which he later died.

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