Police Officer Ivan J. Walker

Police Officer Ivan J. Walker

Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, September 11, 1980

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Ivan J. Walker

Police Officer Ivan Walker was shot and killed with his own service revolver while attempting to arrest a man for disorderly conduct at the authority's Plymouth Hall at 2201 West Venango Street.

The man began to struggle with Officer Walker inside the building's lobby. The struggle moved outside where the man was able to disarm Officer Walker, and then shot him with another weapon. A warrant officer with the Philadelphia Common Please Court happened to be across the street shot the suspect as he fled.

He was later taken into custody and charged with murder, robbery, and weapons offenses after he sought treatment for the gunshot wound.

Officer Walker had served with the Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded


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I served with the Philadelphia Housing Police DEPT along side of my friend and Brother.
He was a man of Great Integrity his loss of life is immensely missed by our DEPT and Family!

Ralph James

December 11, 2019

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