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Operative Joseph A. Walker | United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

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Joseph A. Walker

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Sunday, November 3, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Colorado

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Acquitted of charges

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Operative Joseph Walker was shot and killed while he, another agent, and two Department of Interior engineers investigated a case of land fraud in a mine shaft at the Hesperus mine, west of Durango, Colorado.

While the other three men were inside of a mine, Operative Walker was shot in the back with a rifle. Two suspects were arrested but were acquitted by a jury who feared retribution against them.

Operative Walker was the first Special Agent in Charge of the Denver office and had previously served on President Grover Cleveland's protective detail. He had served with the United States Secret Service for 19 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
November 3, 2011

 

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