VIDEO: DPS Trooper Chad Walker praised at memorial service


GROESBECK, Texas (KETK) – The funeral for fallen DPS Trooper Chad Walker was held at a stadium in Groesbeck Wednesday morning.

Walker died last week, five days after DeArthur Pinson, Jr. shot him by the side of Highway 84 on Friday, March 26th.

Walker served several places in East Texas in his career. He started his career in the Groesbeck Police Department, then he worked for the Athens Police Department, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office then the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.

Trooper Walker’s death hit his hometown of Groesbeck hard.

Trooper Chad Walker. (Courtesy: Texas DPS)

After hearing the news about Trooper Walker and another deputy being shot in San Antonio, Shawn Perkins, of the group. “We the People,” knew something must be done.

“What I like to see is both drivers doors both door and glass-reinforced as well as the windshield, I know there were some thoughts reinforcing the windshield I would like to take it a step further than that,”  says Perkins.

Walker’s final deed will leave more than just a strong impression. It’ll give someone another shot at life even though he lost his.

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Monday that Trooper Walker would remain on life-support until he could share the gift of life as an organ donor.

They added that his final sacrifice embodies his actions throughout his life and service as a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper.

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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