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Guard Rufus William Walters

Florida State Road Department - State Convict Road Force, Florida

End of Watch Friday, July 22, 1938

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Reflections for Guard Rufus William Walters

Thank you for your service and today we remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 22, 2020

Rest in peace Guard Walters.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 22, 2019

the youngest of those 3 daughters was my Grandmother, Isabelle Garland

Guy Melvin
Great grandson

December 14, 2015

Officer Walters, thank you so very much for your sevice not only to the state of Florida but to the entire country. As I write this, it has been 75 years since your sacrifice, and you are not forgotten. You will never be forgotten. You lived as a hero and will forever be remembered as one.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

October 5, 2013

Thank you Harry Pickering for placing the perfect sediments from Citrus Co. It is with great honor that I see Rufus Walter's name being added after all these years in memorial to his life and service. No greater man could their family have offered for our safety.

Deputy Sherrif, Ret. E.Lourie Schultz
Okeechobee Sheriff Dept. & Citrus Co. F. Chp. of Nat. Assoc. of R.L.E.

September 9, 2013

Dear Officer Walters, and to the Surviving Family Members,

Your supreme sacrifice will never be forgotten. Here in Citrus County, Florida where you served protecting our community we have ensured that you will be remembered and recognized each year at our local Peace Officers' Memorial Day Service. This coming May 2014 you will be honored at the Florida State Capitol during the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day Service, and your name will be inscibed in the monument in the State Capitol Plaza. Your family has been engaged in this process and your brothers and sisters in law enforcement will lend them our support. Your name has been etched into our memories forever, and in our memorials, and you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace and God Bless you and your family.

Harry S. Pickering, Secretary
Citrus Co FL Chp of the Natl Assoc of Retired Law Enforcement Ofcrs

September 8, 2013

Officer Walters,
Sir, it has taken over 75 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Florida. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

September 8, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

September 7, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 6, 2013

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