Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gerald Walker

Garland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, November 16, 1989

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Reflections for Police Officer Gerald Walker

As not only a fellow prior Garland officer who worked with Gerald, he was my friend. Gerald served 8 years in the U.S. Navy and later in the Texas Air National Guard (USAF Reserve). Gerald was an outstanding example of professional policing and served in this life as a faithful servant to our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.

Dennis Dickerson
Garland PD 1973-78

March 26, 2020

Officer Walker,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 15, 2019

RIP OFFICER Walker. You stopped a killer.

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

April 13, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 15, 2011

Gerald and I policed together working the streets of Garland during the 1970's and were very close personal friends. He was a dedicated Christian and a very good man.
I miss Gerald. GOD Bless his soul.

Dennis Dickerson
Former GPD Patrol Officer

February 13, 2011

My dad was a dallas police officer for almost 35 years and I am so sad to know my friend's dad was killed in this way. I am so sorry.


March 22, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 17, 2009

I think of you often. Another officer got killed tonight and it brought back memories. I miss you! I always knew you were there as I was growing up, if I needed you. I love you. Betty

Betty Beeman Shaw

January 6, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 7, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 28, 2007

Gerald, I dont know why, but I was thinking about you tonight. It' been a very long time. I remember riding with you as a teenage Police Explorer, and then when I finally became a Garland Officer, using what I learned from you in many instances to protect myself in the face of danger...I have not seen Becky in a while, but I did see Jimmy George and Cmdr. Bob Moorehead about a year ago and we all talked about you and Becky and the kids. You were a mentor, a brother, and a friend. You taught me well and you will never be forgotten by those of us who worked with you and were your friends. Rest my served us well.

Jay DeSisto
Former GPD Officer #215

August 27, 2007

17 years! Gerald, It does not seem possible that 17 years and two weeks ago we you backe dme up on Centerville Road with a traffic stop and then we went up the street to Dunkin for some coffee. Your were a fine man Gerald. I think of you often. Keep a watch on us with Ronnie and Mad Dog! We will all be patrolling again together someday.

S. W. Jones
Dallas SO

November 15, 2006

May Our Lord bless you and your loved ones.

November 15, 2006

God speed sir

December 3, 2005

I went through the academy with Gerald in 1973. Over the next five years, during many calls together, over hundreds of cups of coffee we grew close as friends. We talked about the job, our families, our future, and sometimes about God.
After I left the force, he remained my friend. I am a better man today for having known Gerald. He is never far from our thoughts.

John Aldridge

September 26, 2005

I am a native of Garland Texas and was about five years old when this incident occured. I remember feeling very sad because I had met Officer Walker a few times due to some incidents that occured in our neighbohood. He was a very good man and a great Police Officer, I had decided the day that Officer Walker was shot that I would one day be a Police Officer. The day I get out of the Air Force I still plan on going back to Garland to fullfill my dream so that I can honor those officers like Officer Walker.

A1C James Jolly
United States Air Force Honor Guard

June 23, 2005

I knew Officer Walker for about three years when I worked at the Garland Police Department as a secretary.

I always remember his big smile and funny sense of humor as well as being a fine officer.

He was a great guy who always had a smile and a hello for everyone. He was truly an officer and a gentleman.

Joy Maner

January 24, 2005

I was 16 years old and lived on 42's Beat. I wanted to be an officer. I had a million questions.

A friend and I found a briefcase sitting on a trash can, by a phone booth. Ofc. Walker took the Property Call.

He was willing to take a few minutes and answer about '110' questions I had about police work. He offered to give me an old Sam Browne belt he wore when he worked for Grand Prairie PD.

He actually brought the belt to the front desk and called me to let me know to come pick it up.

To this day, I think of Gerald whenever I get ready for work.

Because the idea to give me the belt was his, and only his;
I realize how important that was to me;
I never hesitate to give a citizen in need something they may not expect.

Gerald is truly missed.

Ellis County SO

Brother, I was working the night you went down and I feel for Becky and the kids. I can never forget knocking on that door or that long ride taking them to the hospital where you went. Rest assured they are well looked after. I think about you often and hope you resting well, now. Your ledger has been settled.


Former Patrol Officer
Garland PD

Thank you Officer.

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