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, mistaken identity

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Remembering us and our life. Another Christmas is upon us and I know the girls all miss you.
They keep your memory alive by keeping the Walker in the names of the kids.
Chrissie named her son: Tristan Skye Walker Carlson
Cassie named her son: Karson Walker King
and Daniele named her son Walker James.
We all love and miss you.
Love Deb

Debra Worman (Walker)

December 23, 2022

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