Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the passing of Little Elm Detective Jerry Walker while serving in the line of duty.
“It is the selfless dedication and courage that our law enforcement officers exhibit every day that keep us safe. This morning the town of Little Elm mourns the loss of one of our heroes in blue, Detective Jerry Walker. I had the privilege of meeting Detective Walker while he was on duty at one of my town halls in the summer of 2014. The simple presence of the police force in a community provides a sense of safety and security for its citizens. While every instance of violence that results in the death of a police officer is devastating, this loss has cast a shadow of sadness over our community. I extend my deepest sympathy to Detective Walker’s family and continue to keep them in my prayers.”