As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
WAYNESBORO, Miss. - Just before 11:30 Wednesday night 32-year-old Corporal Jamie Walker was killed in the line of duty. He was shot to during a traffic stop.
According to Waynesboro Police Chief Jerry Mosley, the shooting happened near the city's library. He says Officer Walker had approached the driver of a vehicle on suspicions that the van was stolen. Upon approaching the van, he says the driver shot Walker at close range with a shotgun and then took off driving.
The stolen vehicle was later abandoned about 400 yards outside the Waynesboro line on Highway 45 heading toward Mobile. Since the incident the stolen van and gun have been recovered. Around three hours after the shooting, a suspect was taken into custody without incident at a house on McIlwain Drive in Waynesboro.