Police Officer Gerald Ray Walker

Police Officer Gerald Ray Walker

Garland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 15, 1989

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Gerald Ray Walker

Officer Walker was shot with a and killed after conducting a traffic stop on a man who was speeding.

The man shot Officer Walker with a 20-guage shotgun and then went on to kill four other people in an alleged drug dispute inside a suburban home around 10:30 p.m. Among the victims was a 4-year-old girl who the suspect shot in the face.

The suspect, who was on parole after serving 11 years for the 1973 killings of his adoptive parents, was sentenced to death and executed in 2000.

Officer Walker, a U.S. Air Force veteran, had served with the Garland Police Department for 17 years. He was the first Garland Police Officer to die in the line of duty. He had previously served with the Farmer's Branch Police Department and Grapevine Police Department for a total of 5 years.

Officer Walker is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 132
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 20 gauge
  • Offender Executed in 2000

traffic stop

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Officer Walker,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 15, 2019

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