Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Abraham Walton

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, July 14, 1980

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Reflections for Detective Abraham Walton

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

July 15, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 14, 2020

Detective Walton: Thanks for your service to the citizens of NY and to your great state. I too walked into an armed robbery while off-duty (three armed subjects) when I was a rookie patrolman. I survived it, but you had fewer options and had to confront the bad guys. Anyway, from a fellow peace officer in the Western U.S., thanks for your bravery and being there for the others who may have been harmed if you had not intervened. You honor our profession.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe Sheriff (Reno, Nv.) and NVDPS

July 14, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Walton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 14, 2019

I worked with Detective Walton .when we were rookie cops in the Bronx. assigned to TPF Bronx squad 12. Sgt. Howard. Abe was a true gentleman. He was a pleasure to work with. We walked the Grand Concourse together. I made my first arrest with Abe. I reflect about the nights we worked together. Rest in peace-Abe.

Retired Detective Tom Nekiunas
NYPD-Brooklyn North Narcotics

March 9, 2018

To know you was to love you Abe. To work in a car with you as a partner was an honor. Still think of you often. Love you Abe.

Sgt. Bert Salerno

January 22, 2018

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a 1980 Newspaper Article about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

dear uncle abe i never meet you but i feel a big joy in my heart when i think of you and how you died in the line of duty for your citizens i reaaly love u and i hope to see you at the end of my days in hevan where we will be forever together. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

shanellder gross
great niece

December 3, 2014

I was thinking of you today and I noticed something your detectives shield was 3223. How I could forget when I typed it on our reports many, many times I don't know, but I did until I saw today on this website. When I made Sgt. guess what shield they gave me #3223. I did not ask for it. I didn't even notice it till today. I guess you made sure I got it .Thanks Abe , though I am not the man you were I will try to be. I always thought it was my great abilities that kept me alive, what a laugh. It was you pleading with our Lord for me.

Bert Salerno

March 14, 2013

Hey Abe
Still think of you every day. Pray for you and Ruby and the kids, I know how much you loved that boy of yours who is a man now. Wish I could meet him so I could tell him how much you loved him. Maybe one day I'll get to tell him about your buddy Bert and how he loved to watch Sesame Street with you especially Bert and Ernie. You were and are the best Abe. To me your very much alive and we talk every day. I'm still stuck thinking what if I wasn't on Vacation that night would you still be alive or would we both be dead. I miss you my brother and I'll always love you
Buddy Bert

Sgt Bert Salerno
NYPD SAtreet Crime Unit - partner

September 9, 2011

Dear Abe:
Its been a long time since we sat in the car and talked about your son and I about my daughter. I still think about you every day and I still pray for your son and Ruby and the girls. Each day when I make my coffee I spill a little water into the sink and say a prayer just for you then I spill a little more and say a prayer for Bobby Bilodeau and Lee Ford and all the brothers who are with you. I truly loved you Abe , you are my brother and I'll always wonder if I hadn't been on vacation that night if you would still be here or if we'd both be in dead. I'd like to meet your son someday just so I could tell him how much you loved him and never stopped talking about him. How you sat and watched Sesame Street together and talked about Bert and Ernie and you told him you too had a buddy Bert too, at work. I'll never stop missing you, you were a true friend and brother.

Love you Abe
Your Buddy

Sgt Bert Salerno
NYPD SAtreet Crime Unit - partner

September 9, 2011

Thirty years later-still not forgotten.

RIP my Street Crime brother


August 24, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 14, 2010

Your bravery and dedication has helped to maintain the traditions of New York Cities FINEST. You are not forgotten.
Rest in Peace, brother..


July 14, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Detective Walton and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

July 13, 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

January 2, 2008

Over 27 years have passed since the brutal acts of cowards took one of the "good guys" away from us. May all your friends and family take comfort in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired

September 6, 2007

Hey brother never met you but proud to have met you're daughter one night while having diner with friends
I feel I know you now by meeting you're daughter she is still very proud of you, you're presence is still felt!

Detective R. Carter

December 20, 2005

Abe-25 years since your smile lit up the world.

RIP my Street Crime brother!


September 16, 2005



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