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

Thinking of you and your family today. May God Bless and wrap His arms around your beautiful wife Michelle and daughters.

Juanita Garza
Widow of COIII Francisco F. Garza E.O.W. 05/31/99

December 31, 2007

Lieutenant Walker,
Thank-you for your service.
Continue to watch over your dear family.
Our daughter Jessica was blessed to meet your daughter Amamda at Police week. I wish they could have meet under different circumstances.
To your wife and daughters:
Know that you are being thought of!

Holley Orr
Wife Of Kevin Orr EOW 11-22-06

December 31, 2007

Hi Michelle,Amanda & Jennifer,
Lauren and I want you to know we are thinking of you all today on this second anniversary.

To Lt. Walker: Please know you haven't been forgotten and you have a wonderful family

Diana May
Surviving Spouse
Officer Rich May EOW 1/07/06
East Palo Alto Ca

Diana May

December 31, 2007

On this 2 year anniversary of your EOW, we are thinking of you, your family and co-workers. By reading the reflections, you were a great husband and father. Please watch over your family the upcoming year. Thank you for your service, you are a true hero and you will not be forgotten.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

December 31, 2007

Today on the 2nd anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for your family and the loved ones that you left behind.
You are not forgotten, Lt Walker rest in peace.
May God continue to watch over those that mourn you.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

December 31, 2007

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG AND DEDICATED YEARS OF SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

December 28, 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

November 21, 2007

Lieutenant Michael E Walker,

I was fortunate enough to spend the last week getting to know your family, more specifically your wonderful daughter Amanda. I lucked out and was able to mentor Amanda along with 8 other awesome little girls at C.O.P.S. Kids Camp. You should look down from Heaven with great pride for the family that was left behind the day you made the ultimate sacrifice. Amanda was one that made me feel very comfortable my first year at the camp. She is a very bright caring little girl that has so much to offer those around her. I will miss the many hugs I recieved every day from her, until I can see her again next year at camp.

May God be with you and your family today and always,
Sincerely Officer Stephanie Thomas GBPD

Patrol Officer Stephanie Thomas
Green Bay PD

August 5, 2007

Hi Michelle......

In 1989, I LOST my Partner and BEST FRIEND -
Garda David Dowd, in the line of duty in Ireland...

Over the years, I have grieved, have attended Police Memorial Events in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the USA - a three time visitor to NLEOM Week DC..

In my travels, I have met some wonderful People - who by word or action have helped me in my journey...

BUT - TONIGHT was something really special..
I WILL NEVER FORGET - NEVER, our few moments tonight in DC.

I will treasure and wear your 'Memorial Badge' regularly, and when asked I will tell people the story that is -
Lt Michael Elvin Walker....how he served and how he was loved..

I wasn't married to my Partner - so I can never FEEL your pain, or your Girls pain....but...I still feel my pain.. so.. to you and the two Girls, I send my Love..and thanks...for being such a wonderful Person - obviously a 'mirror image' of Michael...

Michael - Michelle = 'who is like God'...

What can I add.. Our belief is that Michael and Dave are patrolling the Highways of Heaven, where pain is no more and patiently waiting for us when our turn comes..

Michelle, You'll ALWAYS be part of 'OUR' Family...

As promised - my email is [email protected]

Love and Regards to you all...

Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy - Police Officer
An Garda Siochana-Ireland's Police Force

May 15, 2007

Michelle and daughters,

May the good Lord be with you and your family during this most difficult time of New Years Eve. Hopefully the knowledge that LT is in good hands and is carefully watching over and protecting us all will comfort you in this difficult time. LT Mike Walker has not been, and will not be, forgotten by me. I remember his sacrifice every night...every time I exit my patrol car...I see the words "Never Forget / Lt. Mike Walker" on the sticker on my flashlight and it reminds me that he is there watching over us all.

Officer M. Johnson
CHP (formerly Santa Cruz)

December 31, 2006

To Michelle and daughters:

I am thinking of all of you as the anniversary date of the tragic death of your beloved husband and father approaches.
Know that he is not forgotten and will always be revered.
My heart is with you.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

December 30, 2006

For Officer Walker's Family-
Please know that we are holding you close in our hearts during this time--

The Family of Deputy Dave Grant/EOW/5/31/04
Tuolumne Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Sonora, Ca.

December 30, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

December 16, 2006

God bless to the family, friends and co-workers of Lt. Walker. Thank you for your service, RIP.

mjw643

July 5, 2006

Dear Michelle,
Thank you for the gracious message you left on my husband's site the day of his one-year anniversary. You are a tremendous person and I appreciate your kindness.

Please know that you and your daughters are always in my thoughts and I pray that God continues to wrap you in His loving arms. I am here if you ever need me.

Take care,
Chela Ortiz
Widow, Deputy Sheriff Jerry Ortiz, EOW 6-24-05

July 2, 2006

I enjoyed the chat sessions you, I, and "Big Dog" had. Couldn't ask for 2 better Lt's than you guys. I am really gonna miss your humor. Thanks
....rather than swerve from the path of duty.

Motor Sgt.
CHP

May 15, 2006

Dear Michelle:

Thank you so much for your kind remembrance of us on Larry's anniverary date. Your support is so appreciated.

I went to L.A. on April 14th for the send off ceremony for the 13 riders who are doing the cross country bike ride for the Police Unity Tour. I met the officer who is riding for Michael and told him about how Michael supported our family when Larry was killed. I don't know if you have been informed of how to follow the tour, but there is great coverage on putxcountry.blogspot.com If I am remembering correctly, the rider who is riding in Michael's honor is Bruce. Please check it out.

Love, Phyllis Loya

April 25, 2006

To the Walker family:

When I wrote my last reflection for your beloved Michael, I did not realize that I had experienced personally his compassion, helping help, and support.
Today I found his business card from Vallejo where he had added his cell number and crossed out Sgt. and put Lt. on the card. I then realized he was one of the three CHP officers who escorted me home after my son Larry was pronounced brain dead on April 24th after being shot twice the day before. Lt. Walker was the most senior officer and so gracious in helping us get home after the lengthy hospital vigil.
I thought this was such a kind thing to do for a fellow officer from another agency. He was one of those special people I referred to at my son's funeral when I said that since the incident, we had been embraced and supported by the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement in what I described as a circle of love.

To think that his family had to face the same agony eight months breaks my heart. From this day forward everytime I light a blue candle for Larry, I wil light one for Michael.

God bless you.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater,
Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

March 14, 2006

To Lt. Michael Walker and his loved ones:

On this the tenth week after your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is still with your family and I look forward to spending time with them in Sacramento and/or D.C. You’re all in our thoughts and our prayers.

Michael, you rescued us, saved our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Lt. Michael Walker. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Michael gave to his community and the citizens of Califonia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 31, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


March 9, 2006

Happy Anniversary!

We are thinking about you on this day and remembering the day you and Michelle tied the knot - truly a special day and we all cherish the memories. That your not here to celebrate it with her just plain stinks.

Please continue to watch over all of us, esp Michelle, the girls, and Norm and Eileen. We miss you terribly and think of you all the time. I know you would not want us to be sad, but life is just not the same without you and it makes us sad. Please know we are doing the best we can.

I am sure the streets of heaven know all about "your beautiful wife". Happy anniversary.

February 24, 2006

To the family and friends of Lieutenant Michael Walker, his fellow CHP officers, and most especially to Lt. Walker himself:

I was so saddened to learn of the tragic death of this dedicated officer. On behalf of our entire family, I extend our sincerest condolences for the grievous loss you suffered when Lt. Walker was killed in the line of duty.

Lt. Walker, know that you are being thought of and remembered by those whose lives you touched, whether they knew you personally or not. Your memory is honored and revered.
In reading the many reflections about Michael, it is obvious he was well-respected and cared for by both his junior and senior peers. It is equally obvious he will be dearly missed by all those who loved him.

May your family be comforted and supported by those who care for you and your loved ones, and by your law enforcement family and other police survivors who share this painful journey with them.

Rest In Peace, Lt. Walker.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the twenty-four years of distinquished service Lt. Walker gave his community and the citizens of California, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 31, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

February 24, 2006

Lt. Walker,

Rest in peace brother.

Officer M. Flores
CHP

February 19, 2006

Still hard to believe this is real. We miss you. Keep an eye on all of us, esp Michelle and the girls...

February 13, 2006

What a sobering thought to be reading through the ODMP list, and find one's own name listed. The fact that we share the name pales when considering another "Brother" has paid "The Ultimate Sacrifice" as a result of someone's recklessness. Since I learned of Michael's untimely death on January 3, 2006, his family has been in my thoughts and Prayers each and every day. John 15:13.

Captain Michael Walker
Tennessee Highway Patrol

February 13, 2006

Having served with the CHP in the South L.A./Central/S.F/San Jose offices I would like to give my sincere wishes to the family and friends of the fallen Officer. Blue and Glod all the way is the way I still live my life. God Bless,
Mike Becze #7185

S.T.O. W.M. Becze
CHP

February 6, 2006

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