Special Agent Michael Timothy Walter

Special Agent Michael Timothy Walter

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Michael Timothy Walter

Special Agent Michael Walter was shot and killed in the 1900 block of Redd Street in Richmond, Virginia while investigating a suspicious vehicle at approximately 7:30 pm.

He and several Richmond Police Department officers were conducting high visibility patrols in the Mosby Court public housing complex due to a recent trend of shootings and other crime. The officers were approaching a vehicle parked facing the wrong direction on Redd Street. As they spoke to the two occupants of the vehicle the passenger opened fire on them, striking Special Agent Walter.

Special Agent Walter was transported to VCU Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds early the following morning.

The subject who shot him fled the scene but was arrested in Northumberland County, Virginia, several hours later. On September 27th, 2018, the subject plead no contest to capital murder. On October 11th, 2018, he was sentenced to life in prison but the judge suspended all but 36 years of the sentence against the advice of the prosecutor.

Special Agent Walter was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Virginia State Police for 18 years and was assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations' Drug Enforcement Section. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 4311
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, May 26, 2017
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 36 years

suspicious vehicle

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A few years ago I was on an airplane enroute to Houston Texas. During this flight I experienced a medical emergency that required emergency landing of the aircraft in Jackson Mississippi. Mike was on this flight enroute to attend training. ( I think maybe in New Mexico).
Mike responded to assist me during this incident, having retired from public safety myself, Mike reassured me and stayed with me the entire time. Public safety officers like Mike are few and far between. His calming demeanor and helpful attitude can never be taught, you either have it or you do not. Mike Walter had it! My prayers go out to his family and I owe a big thank you to Special Agent Mike Walter. I am proud to call him a friend.

Lt. Col. Marshall McDaniel, Ret.
Central Virginia Regional Jail

December 21, 2018

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