Trooper Chad Michael Walker

Trooper Chad Michael Walker

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 28, 2021

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Chad Michael Walker

Trooper Chad Walker succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier when he was ambushed while stopping to assist what he believed was a disabled vehicle near Mexia, Texas.

He was traveling on FM 2838, near U.S. Highway 84, when he observed the vehicle parked on the shoulder at about 7:45 pm. As he pulled behind the vehicle, the driver exited and opened fire with a handgun, shooting through the windshield of the patrol car before it had come to a full stop. Trooper Walker was struck in the head and abdomen.

The driver fled into a wooded area and remained at large until committing suicide the following day. The weapon used to kill Trooper Walker had been used in the murder of Palestine employee days earlier.

Trooper Walker was transported to a local hospital, where it was determined he could not survive his wounds. He was kept on life support until March 31st, 2021, when his organs were donated.

Trooper Walker had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for six years and had 18 years of law enforcement experience. He had previously served with the Groesbeck Police Department, Athens Police Department, Henderson County Sheriff's Office, and Limestone County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, 15-year-old son, twin 7-year-old daughters, and a two-month-old daughter.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 14585

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed Suicide

ambush, disabled motorist

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I met your family both blood and blue. They are wonderful people who honored you and your heroic life. God bless Toby, her momma Lisa, the kids and all of Texas DPS.

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