Captain James Walker, Jr.

Captain James Walker, Jr.

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, April 5, 2020

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James Walker, Jr.

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.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • 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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I miss him everyday, can’t bring myself to delete his phone info out of my phone. I am still in disbelief that I lost my father due to Covid…my heart will forever be broken…love you Daddy

Khalia Walker

September 10, 2021

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