Special Agent Michael Timothy Walter

Special Agent Michael Timothy Walter

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, May 27, 2017

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.

Bio

  • 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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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Michael was killed in the line of duty.

To the Walter family, fellow agents, and all who call Michael beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

Michael was also my son's brother in green so I also thank him for his service to our country in the Corps and bid him Semper Fi/

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Special Agent Walter gave to his community and the citizens of Virginia and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 26, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 9, 2018

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