Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Lieutenant Sherman Ray Walker

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, November 6, 1984

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Detective Lieutenant Sherman Ray Walker

R.I.H grandpa wish I got the chance to meet you


November 6, 2020

As cowardly an act as there can be. Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Lt. Walker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 26, 2020

As a rookie detective, Lt. Walker took me under his wing and directed my path that led me to becoming an Investigator. He was a true friend that I will never forget. His dedication to St. John Sheriff Department and the community of St. John will never be forgotten.

Captain Kenneth Mitchell
St. John Sheriff Department

November 6, 2019

As a rookie detective, Lt. Walker took me under his wing and directed my path that led me to becoming an investigator. He was a true friend that I will never forget. His dedication to St. John Sheriff Department and the community of St. John will never be forgotten.

Captain Kenneth Mitchell
St.john Sheriff Department

November 6, 2019

As a little girl in his Community, I felt proud and protected when Lt. Walker was alive. He was always sure to make our community feel safe and loved. I mourned his death and absence because he cared about all Citizens and he and my Mom were great friends and co workers. They had a job that they both loved. His proud walk and confidence will forever be remembered!
Rest in Heaven Lt. Sherman R. Walker

Pastor Laurie Taylor Adams
Citizen of Garyville

November 6, 2018

Never forget you my Brother, I learned a hell of a lot about undercover narcotics investigations from you , Rest in Peace my true Friend ......Lieutenant Sherman Walker was shot and killed from an ambush in front of his home as he entered his unmarked patrol car. The suspects opened fire with shotguns, fatally wounding him.

Lieutenant Walker had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.j

Read more:

Sergeant Al Cutino
Retired Police Sergeant

April 3, 2016

Sherman was a very intelligent man who loved to keep safety in his community. He was a hard and dedicated worker to St. John Parish. He strived always to make his parents and community proud of him. I will always remember his care and dedication to the Sheriff's Offfice and to our community. He had a Zero Tolerance for crime.

Pastor Laurie Taylor Adams
Voice of Truth Fellowship Church

November 6, 2014

It was a pleasure to have worked with you ...Rest in peace.

Thomas Ravener
Former Deputy SJSO

November 18, 2013

Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

November 6, 2012

I was a reserve deputy at the time of your death. You always treated me with respect, unlike some others. I believe you were killed by members of the SJSO because you were too close to their drug dealings.

RIP and God bless you.

Civilian/former reserve deputy SJSO

August 17, 2012

Thank you Sir for your service and dedication. RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

August 16, 2012

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 16, 2012

Its been a long time since you've been gone,but yet it feels like yesterday.I love you and miss you so very much.You were a great officer but most of all you were the greatest dad.I luv you

Yolanda Walker

May 1, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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


November 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

November 5, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 2, 2007

Hey buddy, Its been along time, could always count on you to show up at the right time, and knowing you, you are probably still watching out for the others. RIP

March 8, 2007

It has been 22 years since I heard the news of your death. Since that time, I have had the opportunity of working with many of your friends at the St. John Sheriff's Department. From what I have heard, you were an outstanding police officer and a great and generous human being. When a person violated the law, and you were assigned the case, the citizens could rest assured that someone would be going to jail shortly thereafter. Your friends still always speak highly of you even after all of these years. You were certainly a class act. The citizens of St. John the Baptist Parish and all of your friends are proud to have had an outstanding person like you representing them. God bless you Lt. Sherman Ray Walker.

Lt. Harry Troxlair
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Dept.

November 17, 2006

May you Rest safe with Our Lord and may He bless you and your loved ones.

November 6, 2006

Rest in peace Brother, May God bless you and your family.


June 20, 2006



November 6, 2005

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.