Special Agent Michael Timothy Walter

Special Agent Michael Timothy Walter

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Michael Timothy Walter

Special Agent Michael Walter was shot and killed in the 1900 block of Redd Street in Richmond, Virginia while investigating a suspicious vehicle at approximately 7:30 pm.

He and several Richmond Police Department officers were conducting high visibility patrols in the Mosby Court public housing complex due to a recent trend of shootings and other crime. The officers were approaching a vehicle parked facing the wrong direction on Redd Street. As they spoke to the two occupants of the vehicle the passenger opened fire on them, striking Special Agent Walter.

Special Agent Walter was transported to VCU Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds early the following morning.

The subject who shot him fled the scene but was arrested in Northumberland County, Virginia, several hours later. On September 27th, 2018, the subject plead no contest to capital murder. On October 11th, 2018, he was sentenced to life in prison but the judge suspended all but 36 years of the sentence against the advice of the prosecutor.

Special Agent Walter was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Virginia State Police for 18 years and was assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations' Drug Enforcement Section. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 4311
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, May 26, 2017
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 36 years

suspicious vehicle

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An awesome and genuine young man, husband, father and daddy to a daughter and two sons.
A military veteran and a real seeker and defender of the truth, safety, and security for All people.

Respectful, respected, caring, and trustworthy for people needing help. I did not know you personally but the life you lived and offered to other children to have a chance for a better life is a blessing in my mind, a military retiree’s wife, grandmother to a grand daughter and six grandsons.

I regret I did not visit your VA State patrol car while parked at the State Police Headquarters on Midlothian Turnpike to place flowers and a card to your family expressing my gratefulness to your professional and personal contributions for a better VA, a better United States, and a better world.

I pray to God for a hedge of love, peace, and protection for Mrs. Walter and the three Walter children.

Public Servant Faye G. Jennings
Military Wife and Grandmother

July 21, 2020

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