Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Michael Elvin Walker

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 31, 2005

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Reflections for Lieutenant Michael Elvin Walker

May you rest in peace sir. our loss was a near and dear one, and one that will not be forgotten. Although I am not around the Santa Cruz area, every officer in the state has my sympathy. I show great respect for all those who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. god speed, and may you watch over your brothers with pride.

CHP EXPLORER
CHP

January 4, 2006

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lieutenant Michael Walker, and the California Highway Patrol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Lieutenant Walker, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

January 4, 2006

Mike,

You will be missed more then you will ever know. We are all better people just for just having known you for such a short time.

We will meet again one day, I'm sure of it.

Officer
CHP Santa Cruz

January 4, 2006

Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, so that where I am, you may be also. John 14:1-3

Keep the faith

CHP Officer
CoCo CHP

January 4, 2006

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

January 4, 2006

Rest in peace, brother...

Ofc. K. Batchelor - motorscout
Homewood, AL PD

January 3, 2006

Often while driving Hy 17 we drivers are on the lookout for the CHP. Not because we want to say thank you but on the lookout to avoid a ticket so we can speed over the hill to silicon valley or to Santa Cruz. Next time your driving over hy 17 look for the CHP officer and wave or smile. Because the CHP is always looking out for us, to help us when the car over heats, help us when the mudslides come and cover the lanes and when we have a flat tire.
This officer was out there that night, out there for us, out there so we could goto Santa Cruz or San Jose to celebrate a new year. Next time you see that CHP car remember to thank them for their dedication and service. Just a wave or a smile or just a thought or a prayer.

Highway 17 driver

January 3, 2006

MICHAEL....MY WIFE AND I ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR TRAGIC ACCIDENT. OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS, GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND TO ALL THE OFFICERS AT THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

OFFICER MICHAEL ROSE (RETIRED)
SAN LEANDRO POLICE DEPARTMENT.

January 3, 2006

Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.

Be at peace Brother.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Lieutenant Walker.

Ofc. Scott Bachman
Baltimore County (MD) PD

January 3, 2006

LT, You may never have known the positive impact you had, and will continue to have, on the Santa Cruz area office - and even if you did know, you would selflessly not take credit for it. You lifted the spirits of everyone you came in contact with,led by example and always placed others before yourself. You willfully chose to work with the "troops" on this New Year's Eve to serve the community. Your loyalty and sacrifice to the community, Santa Cruz area office, and the Department will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace and continue to keep watch over the Lord's children.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13, KJV)

Officer
CHP Santa Cruz

January 3, 2006

Another hero lost on the highways. The line thins again. But because of Lt Walkers dedication we will prevail.

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

January 3, 2006

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

GREGG HOUSTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

January 3, 2006

God Bless, Rest in Peace

Chief George Yaccich
Rochester Township Police, PA

January 3, 2006

May you rest in peace now that you are in a safer place. May you watch over all of us to help guide us thru the day. May you be remembered for who you are, and the lives you touched.
God rest for you are not forgotten.

Senior Inspector PA Gust
US Customs Serive- Detroit

January 3, 2006

Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

January 3, 2006

We are truly sorry to learn of the tragic loss of Lt. Michael Walker.
God has chose yet another brother to be with him in Heaven. I wish I could say something that would take away your pain, but we all know it is not that easy.
I ask that you take comfort in knowing that Michael is blessed to be with God and some day you will meet again.

We feel no shame for the tears we cried,
If love could have saved you, you wouldn't have died
Your watch is now over,we will take it from here
We will share your pride and devotion so true
For some day my brother,we hope to sit with you.







Deputy BK Evans
Brazoria County Sheriff's Office TX

January 3, 2006

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Anonymous

Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

January 3, 2006

LT:
I still hear your laughter as you sat with us in briefing on New Years Eve. You joked with us as if it was no big deal but we knew you chose to be with us on that night away from your family because we couldn't be with ours. You led by example without question or complaint and gave everything to help a stranded motorist. You were one of us to the end. Your leadership and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Officer
CHP Santa Cruz

January 3, 2006

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Lt. Walker, May God Bless you and give you strength to make it through this tragedy. We have another guardian angel watching over us.

To Lt. Walker, thank you for so many years of dedicated service. You are a hero. Gone but not forgotton.

Police Officer L. Garcia
Los Angeles Police Dept.

January 3, 2006

Lieutenant Walker,
You are a true hero who nobly served the people of California who without the CHP would be both vulnerable to lawlessness and in dear harm. You will never be forgotten by the true Californian's who look to the CHP with upmost respect. Your sacrifice should teach the drivers of California to be aware and that safety always comes first. God Speed. Rest in Peace Lieutenant

Criminology Student Karl P. Fandrey
St. Thomas University

January 2, 2006

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of a loved one in law enforcement. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support. As we personally know, sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

January 2, 2006

Lt.-

You will be missed but NEVER forgotten. From our playful banter in the unit to our talks on the way home you were always a pleasure to be around. Each of us learned a great deal from you. You made a positive impact on each and every one of us and we are all better men because of you. Sir, may you rest easy for you are now in a better place. You are missed, loved and respected. Good night Sir.

Your Boys From FSU
California Highway Patrol

January 2, 2006

God Speed Sir.

State Trooper D Osborne /K-9 Coco
Tennessee Highway Patrol

January 2, 2006

Rest in peace my friend. God bless your family and friends.

Trooper II Joshua Ray
Texas Highway Patrol

January 2, 2006

Rest in Peace Brother for you have done your share and that above and beyond the call. We are grateful for your sacrifice, faithfulness and dedication to duty. Rest assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

January 2, 2006

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