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

Our deepest condolences go out to the Walker family. Know that those of us here in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Oklahoma are newly saddened by the news of James' death. We did not have confirmation until today March 28th. We were hoping when we heard the news that it was not the James we loved. We love you.
The spouse and children of the late David J. Thomas Sr.

Patricia Phillips
School Board of Alachua County-cousin

March 28, 2008

May GOD keep you and watch over your family during these trying times.

Gone but not forgotten.

CGutier
LEO-Space.com

March 24, 2008

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Walker and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Detective Walker has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Detective Walker, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Detective Walker is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.

Special Agent TPD
FBI New York

March 21, 2008

Detective walker,
My prayers are with your family and department, and I just
wanted to say thanks for your dedication and service.

City Watch Officer(volunteer)
Ocala Police Department

March 21, 2008

I can't think of a better person to fill in the blank HERO. James...... you are a hero. The rest of us will take it from here. We know your with the angels, so help us out when you can ok......

Master Sergeant
Illinois State Police

March 2, 2008

May God be with the family, friends and Dept. of Detective Walker during their time of bereavement. It's always tragic to lose a loved one unexpectantly violent like this. God Bless you my brother in Law Enforcement. You're untimely death will not be in vain for we'll continue the fight to protect and serve. Now gear up and grab a beat in Heaven we'll see you soon.

Patrol Officer V. B. Arceneaux 239
Houston Port Authority Police

February 28, 2008

God Bless you and your family. You will not be forgotten.

PO P.COLBERT
ELSBERRY POLICE DEPARTMENT

February 24, 2008

Thank you for your service. God Bless and Protect your Family and your Department.

Juanita Bethea

February 24, 2008

Detective Walker

You have done your duty and are a true hero. You have served your community, state and country. Rest in Peace knowing you have done a job well done.

Douglas W. Bennett
Juvenile Probation Officer Ky Dept of Juvenile Justice

February 18, 2008

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and part of america died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect will be buried at his side.
The suspect that shot him will stand in court with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids, and spend many long lonely nights.
The beat that he walked was a battle field too, just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation wont fly at half mast, to his name they will add a gold star.
Yes somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors, a cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street and he stands at each rookies side.
He answered the call
of himself gave his all
AND A PART OF AMERICA DIED.

R.I.P. Brother walk the beat on the heavenly streets we will take it from here.

Anonymous

February 18, 2008

Det. Walker, may your call home be a blessed one. As I strive forward to protect and serve, I keep you and your family in mind. Thank you for showing the way, for showing the strenght and honor in going the extra mile. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Streams of Joy to those you left behind, they lost their loved one and we all lost a HERO...

Recruit Joe Velez
WTI Criminal Justice Academy

Recruit J. Velez
WTI Criminal Justice Academy

February 13, 2008

JIMMY,

WE ARE A GREAT KID WHO WILL BE MISSED
AND ALWAYS REMEMBERED

YOU WERE ALWAYS SMILING AND HAD SUCH A GREAT ATTITUDE
MORE COPS SHOULD BE LIKE YOU !!!

15 FOR LIFE
JC

DETECTIVE JC D'ELIA
MIAMI HOMICIDE

February 9, 2008

God bless all those who knew and loved Det. Walker. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chaplain
Arkansas White County Sheriff's Department

February 8, 2008

My heartfelt sympathy goes out ot the family and coworkers of Detective Walker.

Although I did not have the privilege to know you personally, I grieve for your loss my friend. Rest in peace knowing that those of us left behind will proudly cover your post on the thin blue line.

Sgt. D Balough
Memphis P.D. TX

February 8, 2008

Our many thoughts and prayers are with your agency and family during this tragic time!

President Jim Gilbert
Fraternal Order of Police,Capital City Lodge #9, Columbus, Ohio

February 7, 2008

Rest in peace brother, God be with you and your family.

Detective
Galveston Police Department

February 5, 2008

Thank you for your brave service!

PO MICHAEL CONNOLLY
Boston Police Department

February 4, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Detective Walker. Rest in peace our brother.

The Patrol Men and Women of
Sylvania Township PD

February 4, 2008

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett eow 9/24/1976

February 3, 2008

God bless the family, friends and associates of this fallen officer.

Chief Jay Stripling
Andrew College Police Department

February 2, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family of Detective Walker and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you James for your dedicated service to the people of Florida and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 2, 2008

I'm sorry, sorry that this happened to you and sorry that there is no respect for life anymore. The world seems to have changed so much and not for the better. There have been so many recently, although one is too many. I hope you family finds some peace.

Lt D Bernhard
Miami Dade P D

January 30, 2008

WALKER I ENJOYED OUR TIME WORKING TOGETHER. REST IN PEACE PARTNER. I PRAY GOD LAY HIS HEALING BLANKET OVER YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I MISS WORKING WITH YOU.

OFFICER SCHONTON FORDHAM
MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT

January 28, 2008

“I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.” -- Maya Angelou

Aloha e Detective James Walker,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe will NEVER be forgotten.

I pledge to become a continuum of the "ODMP Light" in which Visionary Founder, Chris Cosgriff created for all Fallen Law Enforcement Officers. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here on the ODMP a heartfelt reflection on behalf of a fallen officer.

Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP serves as a place where that continuum of "LIGHT" can be felt through the heart and soul of each and every person who honors our fallen heroes with a reflection.

May God comfort the family, loved ones, friends, and fellow officers who have lost their beloved one. May the reflections left fill the void until the light within shines again, as your fallen hero is at rest with Jesus Christ and his soul has been set free. Feel the warmth of his smile from Heaven, he’s watching your back now. He’s that hero who can never be replaced in this lifetime. I light a candle in your honor.

I wish you peace and love beyond all understanding. You are embraced as one of Hawaii's own with integrity, respect, and fairness as you are a fallen hero. You will never be forgotten. 24-7-365 THANK YOU BLUE.


Me ke aloha pumehana Detective James Walker a me nani uhane.
(With warm aloha Detective James Walker the beautiful soul.)

(A Hawaiian Prayer of Solace)

THE PEACE OF " I "
KA MALUHIA O KA "I"

Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale-(Hawaii & Japan)
Kahu Laakea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

January 25, 2008

My heartfelt sympathy to Detective James Walker family and friends and to the Miami Police Department.

Robert Wigton #9516
Patrolman
San Antonio Park Police,TX.

Patrolman Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police

January 24, 2008

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