During a January 17th standoff, a gunman who had holed himself inside a Dallas area residence fired and hit 48 year old Little Elm Police Officer Jerry Walker. Walker was quickly transported by helicopter to a hospital, but he died there from his wounds.
As his body was transported by stretcher from the hospital to a waiting car, bagpipes played Amazing Grace. His fellow officers and emergency responders saluted the fallen 15 year police force veteran.
Walker leaves behind a family, including four children ranging in age from 22 years to just a few months old. The Little Elm Police Chief has called Officer Walker and model officer who had served with the police department since 1998.
On behalf of the Police Chief, Little Elm Fire Chief Brian Roach confirmed that the lethal standoff had ended and the suspect had was dead.
“The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas has officially opened the Benevolence Fund to help assist the family of fallen Detective Jerry Walker. Since July of 2016, Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas has assisted the families of 8 fallen officers including, Fallen Irving Officer Dahl, SMU Officer McCullers, Corrections Officer Johnson, and the slain Dallas Officers lost in the July 7th tragedy. These men and women showed a great deal of strength in their lives and in our communities. The bottom line is, we can’t do it without your help.”