Chad Walker Memorial Run in Downtown Atlanta
Trooper Chad Walker died in the line of duty when Walker was shot in the head while responding to a call about a disabled vehicle on Hwy 84 by a man inside the vehicle in Mexia, Texas. A total of 92 have already been killed this year alone.
With only one day of planning, several showed up in Atlanta, Texas to participate in the Chad Walker Memorial Run. Organizers of the event Lt. Skeeter Ammons and wife Dee, attributed the success to the good people of Cass County, Chief Robin Betts, and the help of Jason Jones and others in the community sharing the event (Jones is the Lt Game Warden for the TX Parks and Wildlife).
Several law enforcement servants and people in the community including the Atlanta Middle School Track Team ran through the streets of Atlanta to memorialize Walker.
“It was such a last-minute collaboration but we were so happy with the participation of the community. We had so many from surrounding counties that also participated,” says Dee Ammons.
Organizers and those involved would like to thank “everyone that came and ran/walked/jogged this cold morning to honor Trooper Walker and his family. We had an amazing turnout!”
Thank you to:
* all of the Game Wardens and families
* all of the Fire Fighters and families
* all of the Law Enforcement and families
* The AMS track students
* all of the community that came out to run
* all of DPS and families
* all of the moms that helped us get these amazing pictures and videos
Thank you to Atlanta for helping us make this possible!
According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, “Trooper Walker had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for six years and had 18 years of law enforcement experience. He had previously served with the Groesbeck Police Department, Athens Police Department, Henderson County Sheriff ’s Office, and Limestone County Sheriff ’s Office. He is survived by his wife, 15-year-old son, twin 7-year-old daughters, and a two-month-old daughter.”
His funeral will be on Wednesday, the date of this paper. Lt. Skeeter Ammons and Sgt David Stewart, (from Cass Co) will be a part of the Honor Guard that will be at the service on Wed.