Injured BRPD officer releases statement following Monday night shooting


Sgt. Ralph Walker, Courtesy: BRPD

BRPD Sgt. Ralph Walker was shot in the leg Monday night after responding to a domestic dispute incident. Today he released the following statement:

“Let me first say, I am truly touched and humbled by the outpouring of support, prayers, and the kind words that everyone has spoken about me in the last few days. The words of encouragement are a fuel to the motivation that makes me want to put my uniform back on and stand next to my friends and co-workers.

We are family…………..

On Monday, two of my family members were faced with the same threat as I. When the bullets began to fly, Cpl. Heather Anderson and Cpl. Kent Hagge were right there by my side. We were doing our job in attempt to help someone who needed help. Although they were not physically injured they are still heroes, who with teamwork from many of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement, brought the situation to a peaceful resolution. I would also like to say how grateful I am for Ofc. Wesley Holton. Despite being assigned to the desk, he responded to our call for help, saw my condition, and helped me to safety. He then returned to the threat until it was resolved.

Each of you who responded to the call for help are heroes! I am down but not out. I look forward to my return and will continue to pray for you as you face the challenges of the job each day.”

Courtesy: BRPD

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