Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolwoman Alma B. Walters

Meridian Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, December 28, 1985

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Reflections for Patrolwoman Alma B. Walters

Alma was my cousin and my childhood friend. She will never be forgotten. ❤️

Teresa Boles
Cousin

December 29, 2019

Patrolwoman Walters, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 28, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

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

December 28, 2018

Rest in peace Patrolwoman Walters. The citizens of Meridian will surely never forget your heroism and honor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 11, 2018

Rest in peace.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

December 28, 2016

Officer Walters your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and City of Meridian! Continue to Rest in Peace.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

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

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

December 28, 2015

I remember meeting Alma for the first time, I was instructing the PD to certify the officers in the PR-24 Police Baton. Alma was my best student and she gave 110% when it came time to perform the technical aspects for certification. After passing with flying colors, I recommended to Alma that might consider becoming an instructor later on. We talked a while and I discovered she was a martial artist like myself and studied Judo. The day I found out she had died in the line of duty I was saddened. My friend and her cousin Deputy Joel Walters attended her funeral and it was the first time I had ever been to this type of event. Rest well my friend, I hope that God has shared his blessings on you, I will never forget you.

T.A. Ramey, MACS(SW) USN Ret.
US Navy

March 28, 2014

God Bless You Officer Walters. Although I have known Karl Merchant for many many years I never knew that You Saved his life that night...you truly are a HERO

DET. LES JONES
FT. LAUDERDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT (RETIRED)

December 28, 2011

Rest in peace my Sister. Thank you for your service.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept.(MS.)

January 19, 2011

God Speed, Sister.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 9, 2010

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

I pray for solace for those who miss and love you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. In reading the reflections, I can see the positive impact you had the on the lives of others. Your memory will always be honored and revered for time does not not diminish respect.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 29, 2009

Officer Walters, your heroic act of yelling and warning the other officers possibly saved their lives. You were and always will be a hero.

Brother in Blue
Mt. Prospect (IL) PD-Retired

November 17, 2009

I was a sophomore in HS at Meridian High when she was killed. It affected our community a lot and this was the first time that I really reflected on the work that the men and women in law enforcement do. I later joined the Meridian Police Dept and talked to officers that responded to her calls. Every officer involved talked about her bravery that night and how she saved other officers lives. Alma is a true hero.

Sgt. Keith Walker
Gulfport Police Dept

July 13, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this anniversary.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA

December 28, 2007

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU OFFICER FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

December 27, 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

December 3, 2007

Hello OFC Walters, my sister in blue:

We have not forgotten you even though it has almost been 22 years since you were needlessly taken from us. I read an article about your death on officer.com today and you died a true hero.

Thank you for your brave service and dedication. Your family, friendsw and collegaues are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brother in blue

Chief John Millan
Galena AK Police Dept.

November 26, 2007

Officer Walters, thank you for your service to your fellowman. May God continue to bless you. It has been twenty-one years since the end of your watch and you are still remembered. Rest in peace my sister.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

December 28, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor your for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 28, 2004

Rest in peace blue angel.

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