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Trooper Fred L. Walker | Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

Trooper

Fred L. Walker

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 3, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # 126

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 99 years

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Trooper Walker was shot and killed while transporting two suspects he had just arrested for possession of a stolen car. The suspects were handcuffed in the rear of Trooper Walkers patrol car when one of the suspects pulled a hidden gun and shot and killed Trooper Walker.

On January 17, 1942, both suspects, ages 17 and 20, were convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 3, 2011

 

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