Let us pause to remember our fallen hero, Sergeant Anthony M. Walker, lost this day in 2003.
Sergeant Walker was born on June 23, 1962. He joined the Prince George’s County Police Department on July 9, 1984. After graduating from the academy, Sergeant Walker was assigned to the District I station before being transferred to the Narcotics Enforcement Division. During his career, Sergeant Walker became active in the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 89. He served that organization in several positions and was ultimately elected President in November 2001.
At about 10:50 pm on November 5, 2003, Sergeant Walker left a meeting at the FOP, when he lost control of his police cruiser on Brandywine Road in Brandywine. The cruiser left the roadway and struck a tree. Sergeant Walker was seriously hurt and was rushed to Washington Hospital Center. He courageously battled his injuries for the next 10 days, undergoing numerous surgeries. Sadly, in the early morning hours of November 15, 2003, Sergeant Walker died of his injuries.
Sergeant Walker served the Prince George’s County Police Department for 19 years and was the 23rd member of this agency to make the ultimate sacrifice. He was the 43rd law enforcement officer to give his life in service to this profession within Prince George’s County.
At the time of his death, Sergeant Anthony M. Walker was 41 years old and survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.