Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective James Merry Walker

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, January 8, 2008

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Reflections for Detective James Merry Walker

God bless & R.I.P

Ofcr Moore 3176
FWPD

January 10, 2008

Rest in peace, You will never be forgotten Detective Walker.

Ofc. Ortiz
Middletown P.D. CT

January 10, 2008

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

January 10, 2008

God bless you and your family

Detective
Cranford Police Dept (NJ)

January 10, 2008

God called on of his own home. God does no wrong. To the family of Detective James Walker and the Miami Police Department, I send my deepest condolensences. May God be with you and continue to bless you.

Investigator Nathaniel Roy Williams
Richland Parish Sheriff Office, Rayville, LA

January 10, 2008

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Detective Walker, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Erin
Wife of a Colorado Springs PD Officer

January 10, 2008

On behalf of our Academy class, thank you for your unselfish service and for the sacrifice you made. God speed, Sir.

Recruit Evans
Arlington, TX. PD - Class 35

January 10, 2008

R.I.P. James-- my thoughts and prayers are with his family and fellow Miami LEO. You have Gold Wings awaiting you on high!

Sgt Lisa Satcher
Gainesville Florida Police Dept

January 10, 2008

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

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

January 10, 2008

DETECTIVE WALKER,
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY PRAYERS.

ROSEMARY CROWLEY
(MOTHER OF TWO DEPUTYS)

ROSEMARY CROWLEY

January 10, 2008

The members of the Melbourne Police Department join me in expressing our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Det. Walker. The law enforcement community has lost another Hometown Hero.

Chief Don Carey
Melbourne Police Dept.

January 10, 2008

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Detective James Walker, and the Miami P.D. 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. Detective Walker, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

January 10, 2008

Detective Walker, during your tour of duty you have served your city and community with honor and dignity, we will carry on from here. To the family of Detective Walker, you all are in our thoughts and prayer, you are now part of a much larger family that will be by your sides forever. To the men and women of the Miami Police Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times.Stay safe and watch each others backs. God Speed..Brother

Detective First Grade Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC/Homicide Branch

January 10, 2008

On or off duty, James was a true hero, may God Bless James and watch over his family.

Detective
NYPD

January 10, 2008

Rest in peace. y your soul be joined with my brother's.

H. Somohano
Brother of a slain officer

January 10, 2008

We are never "off-duty"
Thank You Jim for your sacrifice, You will never be forgotten.

Eric Essinger
Deputy Sheriff
Washington County Sheriff's Department

January 10, 2008

Rest in peace Brother James, you are a True Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs Okla. Police Dept.

January 10, 2008

Rest easy brother. Thank you for your years of service to our state.

Trooper
FHP

January 10, 2008

Hero in every sense of the word. Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer M. LaFramboise #1270
Independence Missouri Police Department

January 10, 2008

"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

January 10, 2008

James,
My thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family. May you rest in peace Brother.

Motor Officer James Brunt
Meredith Police Dept. NH

January 10, 2008

Thank you, Detective Walker, for your service to the people of Florida and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, Hero.

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas
Conway Citizen's Police Academy graduates

Janice Brown
civilian

January 10, 2008

Rest in peace Brother, we will carry on the fight in your name.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

January 10, 2008

Thank you for your service and dedication, and for your effort to keep the citizens of Florida safe, despite the risk.

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

January 10, 2008

James,
May your new journey be peaceful. Thoughts and prayers to your Miami PD family as well as your own family.

God speed

Police Honor Guard Association
Broward County, Fl

January 10, 2008

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