Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

First Sergeant Marvin Edward Walts

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, March 18, 1957

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Reflections for First Sergeant Marvin Edward Walts

Sgt. Walts was a friend of my family. We lived in several cities in southern Indiana (Speed, Charlestown, Jeffersonville) until moving to Oklahoma in 1953. I well remember my mother's reaction when she read of Sgt. Walts death in 1957. I remember Sgt. Walts coming in the restaurant my family operated in Speed.

I began a 50 year law enforcement career in 1961 and my choice of career was influenced in part by having known Sgt. Walts as a friend of my family.

I still have the newspaper clips of the tragedy and just looked at them again today.

Chief of Police-Retired
Bartlesville, OK Police Dept.

April 23, 2019

Never forgotten. Peace.

Clive Walts

April 16, 2018

Rest in Peace, First Sergeant Walts. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 13, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th 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 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

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 18, 2012

Rest in Peace brother.

Cpl. Richardson
Chickasaw Police Department

April 1, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard

March 18, 2010

Rest in Peace


March 18, 2009

thank you mr walts for your deication and service god bless you and your family

fellow hoosier

June 3, 2008

Sgt. Walts, thank you for your service and dedication. Neither you, nor your sacrifice, will ever be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

May 14, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 30, 2008

Sgt. Walts, thanks for all you did to keep the citizens of Indiana safe.

Deputy Probation Officer Cory Walker
Jennings County Superior Court Probation

February 19, 2007

Rest easy trooper, we will take it from here. God bless you and those of your family and co-workers that you left behind. In Valor There Is Hope.

Sgt Mike Edes
Maine State Police

January 17, 2006

Our Greatest Fear
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again, I hold back a tear.
They patrol in the state, city, county and town,
in uniforms colored white, green, blue and brown.
The shape of their badges may vary,
but it’s a symbol that they all, proudly carry.
They leave for work with a kiss goodbye,
but some don’t come home, no matter how hard they try.
To uphold the law is the job that they pick,
with such high aspirations, why must some die so quick?
They leave behind loved ones, family and friends,
after their lives have met tragic ends.
Some die in crashes, others hearts not too stout,
too many have been lost when gunshots ring out.
Our Heavenly Father has called them home,
no more these dark streets do they roam.
Through trial and error they have given their best,
please Lord, now grant them eternal rest.
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
" Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again I hold back a tear.

Master Trooper Dave “Stumpy” Miller

Indiana State Police Dist 13

December 19, 2005

"One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found a way to serve." Albert Schweitzer
Rest easy, Trooper, you are not forgotten. Bless you for your faithful service.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept.

December 8, 2003

Rest in peace troop, we have the watch now.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

September 29, 2003

Brother, May God bless you. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

September 27, 2003

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