Virginia State Police • Line of Duty Death: May 27, 2017

Special Agent Michael Walter was shot and killed on May 27, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia while investigating a suspicious vehicle while on patrol with Richmond City Police. 

Special Agent Walter was a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm. 

He was a Capitol Police Officer prior to joining the Virginia State Police. He was an 18-year veteran with the Virginia State Police, he began as a road Trooper, became a canine handler, canine instructor, ultimately being promoted to BCI agent. 

He leaves behind his wife Jaime, and two sons Austin and Mason Walter, and daughter, Addison. 

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the mortgage on his Virginia home as part of the 2020 Season of Hope.