Cleveland Firefighter Remembered, Laid to Rest


Remembering Lt. William Walker

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CLEVELAND– Hundreds of people remember a Cleveland firefighter killed outside of his home over a week ago.

A memorial service was held Monday afternoon for Lt. William Walker, 45.

A funeral procession, including a fire truck carrying the coffin of Lt. Walker, went through the streets of Cleveland, on Lakeside Avenue just before 2 p.m.

Family, as well as fellow firefighters saluted him, as his body was carried into Cleveland’s Public Auditorium.

The memorial service lasted more than two hours, with several people, including interim Fire Chief Patrick Kelly, delivering speeches.

Lt. William Walker
Lt. William Walker

The husband and father was shot multiple times in his Lampson Avenue driveway as he returned home on the evening of November 3.

Walker joined the fire department in 1998, was promoted from firefighter to Lieutenant in August of this year. He was also an EMT.

He was well respected within the Cleveland Fire Department, and described as a protector by family and friends, always looking out for them and his community.

The Association of Cleveland Firefighters has established the ‘William Walker Family Assistance Fund‘ to provide financial assistance to his family.

Contributions can be made at any branch of the Firefighters Community Credit Union.

Police say there are no new leads in the investigation into who killed Lt. Walker. They are still asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for this tragedy.

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