Deputy Sheriff Vincent L. Walker

Deputy Sheriff Vincent L. Walker

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, February 2, 1973

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Vincent L. Walker

Deputy Sheriff Vincent Walker and Reserve Deputy Joshua Rodriguez were shot and killed during a traffic stop.

They had stopped a vehicle for a license plate violation. Two men opened fire as the deputies walked up the car; one with a .38 caliber revolver and the other with a .22. Approximately 10 minutes later a citizen notified dispatchers that two deputies had been shot.

On May 30, 1973, the suspects, 22 and 28, were apprehended and convicted of burglarizing a home, two counts of capital murder, and sentenced to three life terms.

Deputy Walker had served with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his 2-year-old son and father.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

traffic stop

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Deputy Sheriff Walker,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bexar County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 2, 2023

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