Patrolman Royston Earl Walker, Jr.

Patrolman Royston Earl Walker, Jr.

Florida State Road Department - Division of Traffic Enforcement, Florida

End of Watch Monday, August 31, 1936

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Royston Earl Walker, Jr.

Patrolman Walker was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle with faulty headlights in Cross City. Patrolman Walker stood on the running board of the suspect's car as he escorted the suspect vehicle to the Dixie County Jail. While en route, the driver shot Patrolman Walker seven times. Patrolman Walker returned fire, killing the suspect. Patrolman Walker died at the scene from his wounds.

Patrolman Walker had served with the Florida State Road Department for seven months, and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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On August 31, 2018, on the 82nd anniversary of your death, your family and members of the Florida Highway Patrol will gather in Bronson, FL at your grave to place a Memorial in your honor. We have no idea what honors were rendered at the time of your death but this Friday we will try to do our part to honor your memory. RIP Patrolman Walker.

Major Eileen Powell
Troop B Troop Commander, Florida Highway Patrol

August 27, 2018

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