Thursday, May 20, 2010

Deputy Vincent L. Walker

Deputy Sheriff Vincent "Jerry" L. Walker
Bexar County Sheriff's Department, TX
Born: January 10, 1949
Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: Friday, February 02, 1973
Date of Incident: Friday, February 02, 1973
Age: 24
Badge Number: Not available
Tour of Duty: 5 yr
Suspect Info: Both suspects given a life sentence; one paroled after 25 years.
Weapon Used: .38-caliber handgun
Buried: Sunset Memorial Park
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
TPOM: 23, C, 19

Deputy Vincent "Jerry" Walker and Reserve Deputy Joshua Rodriguez were on patrol when they stopped a green van, 1/4 mile south of Huebner Road, on Bandera Road. The deputies requested a license check. Less than ten minutes later, an unidentified person alerted dispatch that the two deputies had been shot. Deputy Walker was lying on the roadway, shot in the head and died at the scene. City police officers stopped a vehicle matching the description and license plate as the one the deputies stopped. Officers found a .38-caliber bullet in a diaper bag in the van. Both deputies were pronounced dead at the scene. Randall Louis Neyman, 20, and Roger Hester, 27, were convicted of capital murder and received life in prison. Hester was paroled after serving only 25 years.

Deputy Walker joined the Sheriffs Office in 1968 as a dispatcher and then transferred to patrol. Deputy Walker had traded his daylight shift with another deputy in order to work night shifts. He was a graduate of Peacock Military Academy and played football. Deputy Walker was divorced and survived by his 2-year-old son; father, Dr. Vincent Walker; and mother, Mrs. Donald Beard. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park. ---- source San Antonio Express News and San Antonio Light.

Deputy Walker's father Dr. Walker had served as a Texas Ranger and Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy Investigator.

Deputy Walker's son also passed in 1999 and is buried with his Grandmother and next to his his Grandfather Dr. Walker.

Dr. Walker who is buried next Deputy Walker.

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