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Deputy Sheriff John Henry Walter

Fauquier County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 5, 1972

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Henry Walter

Deputy Sheriff Walter,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fauquier County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 5, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered and honored. Rest In Peace always.

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

July 5, 2020

Deputy Walter is remembered as a true hero. The Walter family is always in our thoughts and prayers, especially during this time of remembrance!
Sheriff Robert P. Mosier
And the men and women of
The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office

Sgt James Hartman
Fauquier County Sheriffs Office

July 10, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 13, 2015

Sir you will never be forgotten. Today "A" Shift honors you by dedicating our watch to you, on the 40th anniversary of your death. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Jason Slaughter
Radford City Police Department

July 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 5, 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
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 2, 2008

Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten....

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

July 5, 2007

John Henry, Bobby often spoke well of you. So did Luther. Wish I had worked with you directly.

Fauquier County S O

April 15, 2007

God Bless Deputy Sheriff John Henry Walter, his family, and the Fauquier County Sheriff's Department. Rest in Peace Brother.............

State Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

I never met you but I see your picture on the wall each and every day that I come in. I met your sister and I just wanted you to know that she comes each year to our Sheriff's Office Memorial to remember you. She obviously misses you dearly. We have a memorial for you at the office. I'm sure that you can see it from above. Stay safe up there.

Sergeant Salvatore A. Torelli
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office, VA

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