Death of Ged Walker

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Gerald Walker
PC Ged Walker.jpg
Born 1960
Ollerton, England[1]
Died 9 January 2003 (aged 42)
Bulwell, Nottingham, England
Other names Ged
Police career
Department Nottinghamshire Police
Rank Police Constable

PC Gerald ‘Ged’ Walker (1960 – 9 January 2003)[2]was a police dog handler with Nottinghamshire Police who was killed in the line of duty in Bulwell, Nottingham, in 2003.

On 7 January 2003, Walker was dragged 100 yards and fatally injured by a stolen taxi as he reached into the vehicle in an attempt to remove the keys from the ignition. He died in hospital two days later from serious head injuries. He was survived by his widow and two children.

In December 2003, 26-year-old drug addict David Parfitt was convicted of Walker’s manslaughter and sentenced to 13 years in prison.[3] He had been on licence at the time of the incident for a previous robbery offence.

In September 2005, a memorial stone for Walker was unveiled at the junction of St. Albans Road and Cantrell Road in Bulwell, close to the location of his death. Present at the unveiling was Michael Winner, the founder and chairman of the Police Memorial Trust, Walker’s widow, and the chief constable of Nottinghamshire Police.[4]

A dog show has been held annually in Long Eaton in memory of Walker since his death in 2003.[5] The police station in Bulwell where he was stationed has been named the Ged Walker Building.[6]

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  1. ^ "Michael Winner at memorial ceremony – Local – Mansfield and Ashfield Chad". Chad.co.uk. 28 September 2005. 
  2. ^ "Nottinghamshire Police". policememorial.org.uk. Police Roll of Honour Trust. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "PC's killer 'failed drug tests'". BBC News. 25 March 2004. 
  4. ^ "Memorial dedicated to killed Pc". BBC News. 27 September 2005. 
  5. ^ "Dog show in memory of Ged Walker". This is Nottingham. 14 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "Nottinghamshire Police – Bulwell Contact Details". Nottinghamshire.police.uk. Archived from the original on 27 June 2011. 

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