Wildlife Officer Leon Walker

Wildlife Officer Leon Walker

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, August 13, 1970

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Leon Walker

Wildlife Officer Leon Walker was killed in an automobile crash while in pursuit of poachers in Columbia County.

Officer Walker had served with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission for 17 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available


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I had the privilege of working with his grandson Don Pettyjohn. We spent many a cold night working the same road that the chase started on that fateful night in 1970. A salute to both of them.

Investigators Michael Pridgen

August 13, 2023

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