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Deputy Sheriff Walter Q. Eckert | Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas

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Walter Q. Eckert

Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 4, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/1/1967

Weapon: Rifle; M-1

Offender: Released after 13 years

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Deputy Eckert succumbed gunshot wounds sustained eight years earlier. He and Deputy Benjamin Berry were shot and as they attempted to serve a warrant on a man for writing bad checks. The deputies entered the man's residence after being told by a neighbor that the man was inside of the home. The suspect opened fire on the deputies with a M-1 carbine, striking Deputy Berry in the chest and Deputy Eckert in the hip and calf. Deputy Eckert returned fire but did not strike the suspect. The man was arrested and sentenced to 99 years in prison but released after serving only 13 years.

Deputy Eckert succumbed to his wounds on June 4, 1975.

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Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Hawkins Berry
Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, February 1, 1967
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Walter Q, Eckert. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Travis County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue your murderer. May his days on this earth be filled with pain and anguish and when he passes May his screams of anguish forever rise up from the lake of fire warning evil doers of their impending fate.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 4, 2016


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