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End of Watch:   Monday, August 31, 1936

Patrolman Walker was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle with faulty headlights in Cross City. Patrolman Walker stood on the running board of the suspect's car as he escorted the vehicle to the Dixie County Jail. While en route, the driver shot Patrolman Walker seven times. Patrolman Walker returned fire, killing the suspect. Patrolman Walker died at the scene from his wounds. He had served the citizens of Florida for seven months.

Patrolman Walker joined the Florida State Road Department Traffic Division in early 1936 and trained in Fort Myers, Florida in February 1936. Upon completion of the four-week training school, Patrolman Walker reported to Tallahassee, Florida and was inspected by then Governor Dave Sholtz. Patrolman Walker was subsequently assigned to the area of North Central Florida. Patrolman Walker was son of Earl Walker, the former Sheriff of Levy County, Florida from 1903 through 1925. At the time of his death, he was 27.

Slain Officer Finally Receives Tribute, Sixty-Seven Years Later

NOTE:  Some of this information has been provided with the permission of The Officer Down Memorial Page Website.   Also available on the ODMP, you may view or leave reflections about this officer.

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