Captain James Walker

Captain James Walker

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, April 5, 2020

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James Walker

Lieutenant James Walker died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.

Lieutenant Walker has served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 32 years and was assigned to the Traffic Division. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Captain. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. He had planned to retire in November 2020.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

Bio

  • Age 59
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge 435

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, March 27, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God. [Matthew 5:9];

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4], and;

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.Div.
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

December 21, 2020

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