The DEA Honor Roll
Official Line of Duty Deaths
Shield Number: 3223
Command: Street Crime Unit
Date of Death: 07/14/1980
Cause of Death: Shot - Robbery - Off Duty
Detective Walton was shot and killed when he attempted to stop a robbery in progress while off-duty. Detective Walton was inside a social club when three suspects entered, ordered drinks, then drew revolvers and announced a hold-up. The suspects ordered all of the patrons to the ground and started to remove their money and jewelry. Detective Walton did not immediately identify himself. When the suspects began to beat one of the victims, Detective Walton drew his weapon and ordered the suspects to the ground. Detective Walton and the suspects exchanged gunfire, and Detective Walton was shot four times. The suspect then stole Detective Walton’s revolver and flew. Detective Walton was removed to the hospital where he died from his wounds.
Detective Walton had been the agency for 12 years he was 38.