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Officer John C. Walker

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, November 30, 1979

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Reflections for Officer John C. Walker

Today I honor Officer John Walker, who perished in the line of duty at the hands of a coward 39 years ago. He is not forgotten--but his assailant is, who deservedly died alone in prison.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

November 30, 2018

Hi Dad
It me again i have rellay been thinking about you today and it has really been a tough day some years its not to bad some years it really bad like this year. it haas been 36 years this year and Celaya died in prison this year. No more parole hearings. that has been easier on us. I miss you so much. just wish i could hold you just one more time. Love you Dad.

Sherry White
Daughter

November 30, 2015

Thank you for your service. You and your family are in my prayers.

Lieutenant Lee Ann Self
Birmingham Police Department (AL), Retired

November 30, 2014

Sent in my No Parole letter today. Rest in Peace, sir.

Tim D.
Explorer Sergeant, AZ

November 21, 2013

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

November 6, 2013

This is a tragic reminder of the day we learned of your death. Rest in Peace Brother.

I mailed my letter to the Arizona Executive Clemency Board today.

God Bless your family who have to suffer appearing at parole board hearings every six months.

Lt. Jim Mann, Retired
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

November 5, 2013

My wife and I mailed our No Parole letter today. God Bless your family.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

November 5, 2013

No way should this murderer ever see one day of freedom. I will mail my letter today. Thank you for your service. RIP

citizen
Tampa, FL

November 5, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer Walker. 10-42.

Det. JP McGrath(retired)
Schenectady Police Dept., NY

November 4, 2013

I wrote a Deny Parole letter. I hope many more do. No murderer should be allowed to live, let alone his/her freedom. My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Walker's family. I've been through it, they have a life time loss, therefore so should Celaya. When an Officer is murdered, his/her voiced is hushed for ever, we now need to be that voice. Let Officer Walker be heard! NO PAROLE!

Deborah L. Tripp Ex-Deputy

November 4, 2013

R.I.P. Brother

Kenneth McDermott, Investigator
State of New York

November 4, 2013

RIP Officer John Walker, My Brother of the Badge, My "no parole letter is" going out today, God Bless your Family, Friends and Department

Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

November 4, 2013

NEVER FORGOTTEN BROTHER, YOUR STILL ON MY MIND HERO AND YOUR MEMORY WILL MOVE ON, REST IN PEACE..... :-)

wild bill
fRIEND

March 31, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 30, 2012

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

November 30, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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.

I pray for solace on this day for all those who love and miss you.

Rest In Peace

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

November 30, 2011

John,

You went to school with my Dad and became a cohart in crime with me. You gave me my head and let me be, but could have had your way. I know both of both your daughters.
I miss you Brother and will never ever forget the way you were....
The best of the best is not easy to let go. I ride iron horses now and have a saying I woud hope you would like:

Ride hard, ride fast, but above all ride safe and free...

With my upmost respects Brother,

Bill's elder Son, Bill Perkins, JR.

Never forget, Wildman

Rodeo Brother
Best Friend

July 14, 2011

Hi Dad
Just wanted to write to you to let you know I love you. Tommorrow we have to go to a parole board hearing so that inmate won't get out and roam around out there again. It has been 30 years now. Please watch over the board hearing and help us make sure that he doesn't get out. I miss you so much.

Sherry Walker White
Oldest daughter

December 22, 2009

Officer Walker your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 9, 2008

Rest in peace hero

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

November 30, 2007

Rest in peace, brother.

Lt. Jim Keenan
Rochester, NY P. D.

August 19, 2007

"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
Sergeant
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

July 25, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Walker. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 14, 2007

John-
Your death. like all police officer deaths, dealt a blow to the DPS and to its narcotics officers. While I was not in Narcotics at the time, when I transferred into that unit a couple of years later, it was not with the thought of your death on my mind.

I was most proud to have been asked along with Sergeant Jim McMorris to lead your procession on our DPS motors. The procession stretched for miles with numerous citizens standing by in honor of your sacrifice.

May you rest in peace.

Colin Peabody

Sergeant Colin Peabody, Retired
Arizona Department of Public Safety

February 26, 2007

DAD, I MISS YOU SO MUCH. I KNOW THAT YOU CAN SEE US AND THAT YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN ALL OF OUR LIVES. JUST TO LET YU KNOW THAT SANDY AND I GO TO THE PAROLE HEARINGS EVERY 6 MONTHS FOR THE GUY THAT KILLED YOU AND TOOK YOU AWAY FROM US. IT'S BEEN 27 YEARS NOW HE CAN'T EVER GET OUT. SOMETIMES IT IS REALLY HARD AT THE HEARINGS AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH WAY IT WILL GO. BUT WE WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS IT TAKES. I LOVE YOU

SHERRY WHITE
OLDEST DAUGHTER

January 12, 2007

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