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City Marshal Joseph S. Walker | Port Tampa Police Department, Florida Port Tampa Police Department, Florida

City Marshal

Joseph S. Walker

Port Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, September 25, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed in 1916

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City Marshal Joseph Walker was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance. As he approached the suspect, the man opened fire, killing Marshal Walker.

An officer with Marshal Walker and two citizens were shot and wounded. The suspect was apprehended three days later. He was convicted of murder and hanged September 1, 1916.

Marshal Walker had served with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of your death. Thank you for your service.

Inv. Brad Embry (Retired)
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
September 25, 2015

 

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