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

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

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

February 6, 2006

You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174

January 16, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers go out to This Officer, as well as the Family, Friends, Department and Community.

This is a loss that will never be forgotten. Hours will turn into days, days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years but, the difference that these officers have made will last forever.

We lost Our Deputy Morris Taylor on September 14, 2002. When he joined the other Angels in Blue.

God Bless Our Law Enforcement Officers and Those Who Love Them.

Jack & Tracy Van Dolah
Former LEO & Wife in Sutherlin, Oregon

January 14, 2006

God be with your family and department during this time. RIP Lt Walker

Sr Disp B J Kendrick
Chesapeake Police Department VA

January 14, 2006

You are a true hero who made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you, your family and brother/sister officers.

Pennsylvania State Police

January 11, 2006

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

January 11, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Clayton Police Dept. N.C.

January 9, 2006

I am sorry to here of the loss of Lieutenant Michael Walker. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. The world is a better place because of you. R.I.P.

Patrolman Mike Wilkins
Mayflower PD, AR

January 9, 2006

My heart goes out to you, and your
family. It is never easy to lose a love one, but when its a Law Enforcement Officer its harder.

Police Officer William Lang
Columbus,Ohio Police Department

January 9, 2006

God bless you, LT. You are an inspiration to us all.

Minnesota State Patrol

January 7, 2006

FOR Mrs Walker and daughters,CHP brothers,sisters and dispatch family

One nite a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; One belonged to him the other to the Lord
When the last scene flashed before him he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when i needed you most you would leave me."
The Lord replied. "My precious precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you

Debbie A5248
CHP dispatch retired

January 6, 2006

In Valor there is Hope. Rest in Peace, Brother.

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo. PD

January 6, 2006

God bless Lt! Thank you so very much for your service and I pray for your family.

Isaac J Ruiz
Manor Police Dept

January 6, 2006

Lt. Michael Walkers family... Lt. Walker was a genuine breath of fresh air in the Aptos Office. He presence was uplifting to all who worked beside him. May God bless and watch over your family.

CHP Aptos Office

January 6, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with
you and your family.

Trooper Cuddington
Georgia State Patrol

TFC Cuddington
Georgia State Patrol

January 6, 2006

R. I. P. brother. My deepest sympathies go out to your family and friends.

Surprise, Arizona

January 6, 2006

As an Police Officer in England I can remember being made very welcome by California Highway Patrol Officers on a recent visit. Your loss is felt by Police Officers the world over. The following poem is called The Final Inspection and is often read at funerals of Officers in England-

The Policeman stood and faced his 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 who carry badges
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 times, 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 silence all around the throne where the saints often trod.
As the Policeman waited quietly
for the judgement of his God.

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

Staffordshire Police, England

January 6, 2006

Rest in peace brother.


January 6, 2006

I would like to send a message to the family that Lt walker has left behind.
This man died doing his job. When an officer dies, the rest of the law enforcement community misses him. We all just want to make this place a safer place for everyone to live in. God bless Michael Walker. Remeber to pray for the rest of the us (Peace Officers) who go to work and put our lives on the line on a daily basis.

Officer Jose Cardenas
Los Angeles School Police Dept

January 6, 2006

I Am Not Gone

I am not gone, I am changed.

Have faith and please believe me,

God did not take me away from you.

He split the skies and received me.

Now I’m an echo in your laughter,

A reflection in your tears.

An extra thread of strength,

To help over come your fears.

I’m an added ray of sunshine,

More joy for you to share.

A fragrance of the life you live,

Where ever you are, I am there.


January 5, 2006

Another CHP officer lost. It always hurts to hear about this department because it has so many GREAT men and women. Lt. Walker is no different. He was and is a great man. Thank you for your sacrifice.


January 5, 2006

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