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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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As we look back to 2 years ago toady, it just seems like yesterday, that this brave man left this world..We are so thankful for all our fire department personnel, as well as our police officers and city leaders, for their many long hours, and timeless efforts, to keep us (the community) safe..Stop and thank them for their service, buy them lunch, or just let them know how grateful you are for their service to us...

Debora Palmer
Citizen of Pearl
May 1, 2014


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