Patrol Officer Larry W. Walker

Patrol Officer Larry W. Walker

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 1986

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Larry W. Walker

Officer Larry Walker was accidentally shot and killed by another officer who was struggling with a suspect attempting to stab him. The two officers had responded to a domestic violence call involving a man who had just been released from a state hospital. When the officers arrived, the man advanced on them with a knife and threatened to kill them.

The suspect began to run towards Officer Walker's partner, who fired four shots at the man. As the partner retreated backward, he tripped, and the suspect began to attack him on the ground. The officer fired three more rounds, one of which struck Officer Walker in the abdomen, killing him.

Officer Walker had served with the Tacoma Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and four daughters.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 112

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

domestic violence, mistaken identity

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Well my love, another year gone by and I still see your smiling face and want to see your satisfaction at how well your girls all have done. You would get a kick out of the grands. They too are getting all grown to soon.
I hope you are flying free and enjoying your life on the other side.

Love always, Deb

Debra L. Worman (Walker)

April 4, 2022

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