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Patrol Officer Larry W. Walker

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 1986

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Larry W. Walker

Hey Larry it's been a long time. It's been over 32 years. I remember like it was yesterday. Remember all the great things we've done together in the great man you were. These hope you know how much I miss you. So many things I feel want to say oh, but you don't know how to put them in words.

I wish you would have more time together. So you could have shown me so many more things. I miss you I just want to say I miss you.

Wesley Stewart
Friend

May 2, 2019

Rest in peace Patrol Officer Walker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 31st anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 25, 2017

30 years has gone by in the blink of an eye. I often think of Larry and the positive impacts he made on his community and those around him. Larry was my uncle. I have fond memories of family picnics, wood cutting and seeing him on Friday nights at the Tacoma roller rink. I was 18 when Larry died, and I can only say I wish there would have been more time to know and learn from him.

All of Larry's brothers and parents have since passed on, only leaving a few of us left in the family that can reflect on the good times and take comfort that Larry's legacies live on.

I want to thank everyone for their thoughts, and the Tacoma Police Department for allowing us an avenue for sharing our thoughts and memories of Larry and all the fallen officers.

David Walker
nephew and former law enforcement officer

December 3, 2016

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 2, 2016

when I was a middle school kid at baker jr. high in Tacoma officer walker always was there keeping up with us kids if we didn't eat and he found out ...he pay for our lunch or give us a apple and a milk..he would always ask us ....how we were doing and give us advice on how to deal with our (at the moment) huge issues....I recall him giving hi fives as we walked by....I left baker and I left Tacoma and moved to spanaway....one night I was hanging out with some bad kids at the Tacoma theather....and there he was...he remembered my name ...two years and a billion people later.....he intercepted me from those kids and got me a different ride home to spanaway...meanwhile those kids got caught for shoplifting at the mall....thank you larry I wanted to share this with your family

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June 2, 2016

Its that time of year I think of you and miss you and reflect on were we would be today if....
Your daughters have grown into the most amazing women and have their own children. Beautiful grandchildren who continue your legacy. All bright wonderful kids. You would have so much fun with them. We miss you and look forward to seeing again one day. Love you always!

Debra Walker (Worman)
Wife

December 20, 2013

I was one of the rink rats at the Tacoma Roller Rink where Larry served as a paid officer. He was one of the kindest, even-tempered officers I've had the opportunity to be acquainted with in all my years. I spent almost every night of my teen years skating at that rink and on the weekends pausing between going around in circles to chat with Officer Larry W. Walker. His death came as a shock to me and every one of the rink rats. Many of us showed up at his funeral and openly grieved his passing. To this day, I still will occasionally bring up his name to others, he's remembered still. I wasn't a close friend, I wasn't a co-worker, I wasn't family, I was just a kid who liked to stand and talk to Larry.

Lauren Gessler
Self

August 1, 2013

I m thinking about you and your family today as I do almost every day. MISSING YOU BUDDY!!!!!

Wesley Stewart
Very Close Freind

June 6, 2013

I am a very close freind more than a freind more like a family member of Larry, He was a GREAT man, freind, he would do anything that he could for anyone, I can not count the time he help other and in so many ways. Larry beleaved in family and love all 4 of his daughers so very much, they where his everything. He help me so much in my life, I WILL NEVER FOGET HIM, LARRY IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE IN MY HEART, I MISS HIM EVERY DAY!!!! People say that a lost of someone you love hurts and will fad in time, let me tell you it hasn't for me. I writing this in hope one of his daughters read this, I want them to know that he was a great man and he love them so very much, I lot contact with Larry's family a couple years after his death, and that hurts to. if one of his daugher read this please feel free to contact me at: [email protected] I would REALLY LIKE TO KNOW HOW YOU ALL ARE DOING. Larry you are gone but fsr sure not forgotten!!!!! I MISS EVERY DAY

Wesley Stewart
Very Close Freind

January 2, 2010

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 29, 2008

On the 21st anniversary of Officer Walker's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Walker is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

October 26, 2007

On this anniversary of Officer Walker's death, our family pauses to honor his service and sacrifice.

Officer Walker, you are not forgoten; rest in peace,sir.

Family of Patrolman Clifton T. Miller
Rossford, Ohio, P.D., EOW 14 May, 1966

October 26, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 24, 2007

Although I don't remember meeting you, you were/are talked about often in my family. My family lives very near your Mom and they have all been friends since I was little. I hope your family is doing well and that you have run into my Dad up there. Keep an eye out, I'm probably going to follow your path closely and I suppose life is never safe when you wear a badge.

Norm Cook

January 10, 2007

May you Rest in peace.May Our Lord bless your loved ones and may He also sooth the soul of your partner.

October 26, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
TN

July 25, 2006

First of all I would like to say thank you to everyone who remembers my dad.
He was a wonderful man, and I miss him very much.
Anyone out there who can tell some stories about what my dad stood for would be such a wonderful gift.
Now that I am parent myself, I would like to know who my dad was as an adult. What he stood for, and believed in. I love you very much and miss you everyday. Cassie

Cassandra King

February 24, 2006

I was a student at Baker Junior High when Officer Walker was killed. He was an Excellent mentor to all the students. The memorial that the student body placed in the school field has been vandalized beyond repair. I am trying to have a new memorial placed there . I am currently waiting to hear back from the police union and several others organizations. If you would like to help please contact me at [email protected]

Thanks
Amy Lutter

amy lutter

January 20, 2006

Larry was a wonderful neighbor and loving father. Some time after his daughter, Christine, became friends with my daughter, my husband suddenly said, "I thingk Christine's dad is the officer who responded to the problem in our neighborhood when she (our daughter) was a baby." We looked at the card left and, yes, he was. And that is how I know that he was also a great officer. He came back repeated until he had contacted everyone and did his best to be sure the problem wouldn't be repeated.
He is missed.
Rest in peace, Larry

Neighbor and friend, Torry

November 30, 2005

To Officer Larry Walker, his family and friends, and his fellow officers:

On this the nineteenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your valor and bravery are remembered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service to your community and the citizens of Washington, and the supreme sacrifice you and your family made on October 26, 1986.

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

October 26, 2005

As a student at Baker Junior High, I remember Officer Walker when he worked in the school as a Liaison Officer. In that position, he was a noble officer, a wonderful mentor, and a great friend to anyone who needed one.

Matt Pearson

February 24, 2005

Larry,
Working with you in the early 1970's was always a priviledge and I miss your wit and guidance. May God be with you now

Reserve Officer Chuck Lenfesty
S.P.D.

November 4, 2004

I was too young to know you like I grew to know your mother and father as they became part of my family. You have always been my inspiration for the classes I teach to fellow officers. I visit you each time I return to the academy. All I can say to you is this. Sir, for every time what I teach can save a life I credit that success to your memory. This is my tribute to you. Thank you for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten. Rest in peace.

Sgt. R. Caulkins

Sgt. Robert Caulkins
Dept. of Corrections

April 16, 2004

Thank you sir, rest easy

October 10, 2003

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