By VICTORIA JAVIER
Jerry Walker was a Texas police detective and a trained marksman. He understood the humanity aspect of being a detective that some detectives have forgotten. Walker was a resource officer at Little Elm High School before he joined the Little Elm Police Department SWAT team.
During the walk in honor of Walker, people in his community shared all kinds of memories and stories about him. He was a loving father of four beautiful children and he was known to be a caring man for the people he served. He was even friends with the children who never had friends, he made them happy by being their friend. Even the people who received any type of ticket from him acknowledged that he was a nice man.
“He knew what his job was but he was also a people person who knew how to get down to any level” said Police Chief Rodney Harrison.
Walker died Tuesday night after responding to a 911 call of an armed man in a backyard. The man started to run into the house as Walker tried to speak to him. He opened fire from inside the home shooting officer Walker. The gun must have been a semi-automatic as noticed by the rapid succession of gunfire.
Walker was transported by helicopter to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. The suspect was not identified, but the body was found in the house hours later. Dozens of officers and emergency responders lined up outside of the hospital in honor of Walker as they carried his body out of the facility.
Walker left behind a wife and four children, the youngest being just a few months old and the oldest is twenty-two-years-old. Everyone is trying to do what they can to make sure people know what kind of man Jerry Walker truly was.