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, 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 have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.


  • 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 came upon the sad news of your passing by accident, though I am saddened by the news, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from you during your continued education at Temple University. Prayers to your family, and thank you for your service

Izzy K.

June 30, 2021

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