Law Enforcement Officers from the area lined up along Highway 90 between Liberty and Dayton to honor fallen State Trooper Chad Walker. The officers turned on their red and blue lights for one minute as a tribute for Walker’s service and sacrifice.
Walker served the Texas Highway Patrol for six years and spent 18 years in law enforcement altogether. His murder made national headlines last week and numerous vigils, ceremonies and tributes have taken place throughout the state to honor him.
Walker was killed after he observed a vehicle parked on the shoulder of a highway, and as he pulled behind the vehicle, the driver opened fire. The driver shot through the windshield of the trooper’s vehicle before it had come to a complete stop. The driver then fled into the woods and later committed suicide.
Walker was transported to a hospital, but his wounds proved fatal, and he passed away on March 31 at the age of 38.
Walker is survived by his wife, 15-year-old son, twin seven-year-old daughters, and a two-month-old daughter.