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 backwards 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 agency for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and four daughters.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 112

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Hey Larry it's been a long time. It's been over 32 years. I remember like it was yesterday. Remember all the great things we've done together in the great man you were. These hope you know how much I miss you. So many things I feel want to say oh, but you don't know how to put them in words.

I wish you would have more time together. So you could have shown me so many more things. I miss you I just want to say I miss you.

Wesley Stewart

May 2, 2019

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