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Master Trooper Junius A. Walker
Virginia State Police, Virginia
End of Watch: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 40 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 3/7/2013
Master Trooper J.A. Walker was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on southbound I-85, near mile marker 45, in Dinwiddie County at approximately 1:30 pm.
At some point during the stop, a subject exited the stopped vehicle and opened fire on Trooper Walker as he sat in his patrol car. He was able to return fire and call for assistance. Another trooper responded within two minutes of the radio call and observed a subject shooting into Trooper Walker's patrol car.
The responding trooper engaged the subject, who fled into the adjacent woods. The man was apprehended a short time later.
Trooper Walker succumbed to his wounds at the scene.
Trooper Walker had served with the Virginia State Police for 40 years, and had been assigned to Dinwiddie County for 27 years. He is survived by his wife and two adult children.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Colonel W. Steven Flaherty
Virginia State Police
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235