Detective Jerry Walker, the first Little Elm police officer to be killed in the line of duty, was laid to rest Tuesday in Plano.
Hundreds of officers from departments state- and nationwide joined family and friends in attendance the service at Plano’s Prestonwood Baptist Church.
“Jerry’s spirit and memory will live on as long as there is breath in the lungs of the brotherhood of law enforcement officers across this country,” Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison said.
Walker, 47, was gunned down by a man barricaded inside a home last week. The suspect was also found dead.
Walker’s badge number, No. 633, was retired Tuesday. Harrison said it would never be worn again by a Little Elm officer.
“I want all of y’all to remember Detective Walker,” said fellow officer and friend Lt. Brad Wilcox. “But I’m asking you to never forget about my friend Jerry.”
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