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…
Officer Down: Junius A. Walker - [Richmond, Virginia]
By Ray Daudani
DINWIDDIE, VA. — Virginia State Police confirm a veteran State Trooper was shot and killed Thursday afternoon on Interstate 85 south.
Master Trooper J. A. Walker was 60 years old and had been with Virginia State Police since 1963. He lived and worked in Dinwiddie since 1986.
Another trooper responded to a call of shots fired and found Trooper Walker's patrol car in the woods off the right side of the highway. The responding trooper saw a man standing outside Walker's car and repeatedly firing into it, according to VSP Spokesperson Corinne Geller. The responding trooper shot at the man, who ran into the woods. He was arrested 40 minutes later by the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office and is now in State Police custody. Charges are pending and his name is not yet being released.
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