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Investigator Michael John Walter | Pearl Police Department, Mississippi Pearl Police Department, Mississippi


Michael John Walter

Pearl Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 3 years

Badge # X-6

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/1/2012

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Investigator Mike Walter was shot and killed as he and four other detectives served a search warrant at an apartment complex on Colony Park Drive at approximately 11:15 am.

The warrant was in connection to a case involving the sexual battery of a minor and possession of child pornography. The detectives were clearing the apartment prior to searching it when they located the subject hiding in a bathtub. As the man resisted arrest the officers attempted to use a taser on him. He opened fire on the officers, striking Investigator Walter in the face and wounding two other officers. One of the wounded officers was able to return fire and killed the subject.

All three officers were transported to University of Mississippi Medical Center, where Investigator Walter succumbed to his wound approximately 40 minutes later.

Investigator Walter was a former professional baseball player and had served with the Pearl Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and parents.

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Thinking of you tonight, my friend. I will never forget the excited, eager Rookie that you were when we first met. My shift had the honor of training you when you first came on. You loved your job Mike and your brothers in blue loved you. You are missed every day my friend and you will never, ever be forgotten. Many of us have had a difficult time and we will never be the same. We know that every time we pin on the badge that there is a chance we won't come home but you put those thoughts out of your mind and go out and do your job. We take comfort in knowing you have your wings and are looking over us from Heaven.

Lt. Retired Dory May
Pearl Police Dept.
September 12, 2014


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