Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Michael John Walter

Pearl Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Reflections for Investigator Michael John Walter

Investigator Walter,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pearl. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 1, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 1, 2021

Rest in peace Investigator Walter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 30, 2020

Thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

May 1, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Rest In Peace my Brother

Lieutenant Shannon Yates
University of Southern Mississippi Police Dept

April 28, 2018

Officer Walker your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Pearl and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

May 1, 2016

Your Sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens and the city of Pearl.
Continue to rest in Peace Officer Walter!
"Greater Love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD!"
Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

May 1, 2015

In May of 2011, I passed out in our home with only my 11 year old daughter and 4 year old son at home. My 11 year old, Isabela, called 911. She was very frightened. Officer Walter responded to the call. As the paramedics came he stayed with my daughter, never left her side until family got here. He comforted her and reassured her. I was pretty sick and in the next few months had surgery. Isabela actually had to go through counseling and take medication for a while to get through the experience.
My son-in-law, who is now a Pearl police officer, had just returned home from a tour of duty the morning Office Walter was shot. We were at the home of my son-in-law's parents celebrating when the call came in about the shooting. It took Isabela a day or so to realize it was the officer who had stayed with her in what she will tell you was the hardest day of her life so far.
I will forever be grateful to him for the love and kindness he showed my child. The shooting actually caused a small set-back for her, but in turn she is now more loving and aware of those around her and the fragility of life.
I can only pray Officer Walter's daughter will one day read this. I know she doesn't need any more proof of what a fine man he was and how his memory lives on in the lives of strangers, but I hope she has one more truth of what her father meant to another little girl.

Marie Cupstid
Pearl citizen

March 24, 2015

Thinking of you tonight, my friend. I will never forget the excited, eager Rookie that you were when we first met. My shift had the honor of training you when you first came on. You loved your job Mike and your brothers in blue loved you. You are missed every day my friend and you will never, ever be forgotten. Many of us have had a difficult time and we will never be the same. We know that every time we pin on the badge that there is a chance we won't come home but you put those thoughts out of your mind and go out and do your job. We take comfort in knowing you have your wings and are looking over us from Heaven.

Lt. Retired Dory May
Pearl Police Dept.

September 12, 2014

As we look back to 2 years ago toady, it just seems like yesterday, that this brave man left this world..We are so thankful for all our fire department personnel, as well as our police officers and city leaders, for their many long hours, and timeless efforts, to keep us (the community) safe..Stop and thank them for their service, buy them lunch, or just let them know how grateful you are for their service to us...

Debora Palmer
Citizen of Pearl

May 1, 2014

Of course I will miss my dad but I am happy he is in a better place now.


January 17, 2014

Investigator Walter, I was honored to meet some of your co-workers at the Vigil this year. They proudly represented you and your department. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten and may you rest in peace.

Det. J Frank
Walker Police Dept, MI

May 14, 2013

I am getting ready to head to the airport and travel to Portsmouth, VA where I will be embarking on the Police Unity Tour in your memory. It is an honor to ride for those who have died. Investigator Walter, you are not forgotten.

Det. Jenn Krump
Gulfport PD (MS)

May 8, 2013

Thinking of you on this first anniverary week of your end of watch. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 6, 2013

We remember your sacrifice and continue to pray for your family, friends and co-workers.

Yonka Simmons W/92
Mississippi COPS

May 5, 2013

To a fallen Brother in Blue, it was an honor meeting and training you in my classes. My heart sunked when I was told the news that you were taken away from so many to soon. As I emailed flyers today, your email came back "unable to deliever". I immediately went back to that day when I got the call, shortly after it happened. Your email will not be deleted, so that everytime I send out flyers in MS, you will come back. Rest in Peace and may God Bless your family.

Brent Tharpe, Owner
Tharpe Consulting

January 7, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 3, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

July 17, 2012

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his police family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Ret., Cincinnati P.D.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

June 27, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Investigator Michael J. Walter and the Pearl Police Department during this time. Thank you, Investigator Walter, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 18, 2012

Mike, this town hasn't been the same without you. Thank you for all you have done to keep my community safe. I think about you all the time. Enjoy heaven. All my love.


June 15, 2012

Rest easy officer, your work here is done. May the Lord grant you everlasting peace. You will not be forgotten.

Ptlmn. J. Murray (Ret.)
Chicago Police Department

June 14, 2012

We truly miss you Mike, but Heaven has truly got an Angel up there now watching over us.

Christa Billings
Friend/Legal assist to his wife, Jeanne

June 13, 2012

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