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Walker, Officer Larry W.

End of Watch: 
Saturday, October 25, 1986
County: 
Pierce
Agency: 
Tacoma P.D.

Officer Larry Walker was accidentally shot and killed by another officer who was struggling with a suspect attempting to stab him. The two of¬ficers had responded to a domestic violence call involving a man who had just been released from a state hospital. When the officers arrived, the man advanced on them with a knife and threatened to kill them. The suspect began to run towards Officer Walker’s partner, who fired four shots at the man. As the partner retreated backwards, he tripped and the suspect began to attack him on the ground. The officer fired three more rounds, one of which struck Walker in the abdomen, killing him. Officer Walker had served with the agency for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and four daughters.