Troopers and communities from across Virginia all came out to pay their respect to Master Trooper Junius A. Walker, 63, Monday night at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg where the funeral will also be held this morning at 11. Funeral services will be followed by a private burial and Governor Bob McDonnell will be among the speakers. Governor McDonnell has ordered all state flags to be flown at half-staff today.
Trooper Walker was shot and killed during a traffic stop on I-85 in Dinwiddie County. The gunman, Russell E. Brown III, 28 of Chesterfield County is being held without bond at the Meherrin River Regional Jail in Alberta. He will be charged with capital murder, two felony firearms counts and attempted capital murder in this case. Trooper Walker was a 35- year veteran with the Virginia State Police Department.
Good Shepherd Baptist Church is located 2223 South Crater Road, Petersburg, Virginia 23805.
Captain Lenmuel S. Terry, Division Commander with the Virginia State Police Department had a conversation with me about his good friend of 36 years and co-worker Master Trooper Junius A. Walker. Captain Terry asked Trooper Walker when is he planning to retire? Trooper Walker said in “one year” and he made it one more day.
Citizens feel the loss of a respected member of the VA State Troopers
Video courtesy of WTVR CBS 6