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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

R.I.P.: Investigator Michael J. Walter


Investigator Michael J. Walter
Pearl Police Department, Mississippi
End of Watch: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32
Tour: 3 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Gunfire
Incident Date: 5/1/2012
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Shot and killed

Investigator Mike Walter was shot and killed as he and other detectives attempted to serve warrants on a man in an apartment complex on Colony Park Drive at approximately 11:15 am.

The man was wanted for sexual battery of a minor and possession of child pornography. After entering the apartment the detectives located the man hiding in a bathtub. As the man resisted arrest the officers attempted to use a taser on him. He opened fire on the officers, striking Investigator Walter in the face and wounding two other officers. One of the wounded officers was able to return fire and killed the subject.

All three officers were transported to University of Mississippi Medical Center, where Investigator Walter succumbed to his wound approximately 40 minutes later.

Investigator Walter was a former professional baseball player and had served with the Pearl Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and parents.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Police Chief Ben Schuler
Pearl Police Department
2422 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, MS 39208
Phone: (601) 932-3569