Patrolwoman Alma B. Walters

Patrolwoman Alma B. Walters

Meridian Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, December 28, 1985

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Alma B. Walters

Officer Alma Walters was shot and killed during a domestic disturbance call at 1:30 am at 3008 Railroad Street in Meridian.

The officer was attacked by an intoxicated man who knocked her to the ground. He then grabbed her gun and pulled her into the house. As other responding officers arrived at the scene, Officer Walters warned them by yelling out that the suspect had her gun. The man then shot her in the neck, killing her.

On August 25, 1986, the killer, 26, was sentenced to death. A new trial was ordered and he was sentenced to life without parole on October 27, 1989. He was also convicted of new charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault, and sentenced to two 30 year terms. As of December 5, 2022, he was in prison.

Officer Walters was killed on the eighth anniversary of her service to the Meridian Police Department. She was survived by her mother and brother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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My father, Spence Martin, was a Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy for 25 years and also taught police officer survival courses for the last 10-15 years of his career. One of his methodologies was producing movies that spotlighted and detailed the stories of officers who had been killed in the line of duty. He produced and released 4 such movies. His fifth and last movie project was about Alma Walters. Unfortunately the movie was never finished as my father suffered a stroke during production and was never able to see the completion of the movie through. I am not sure if anyone from Meridian or who was friends with or related to Officer Walters ever knew the reason that the movie was not completed. Perhaps they will read this and gain some peace on the matter.

Mark Martin
Son of Deputy Spencer C. Martin

June 26, 2022

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