DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) - He quietly stands in front of the old courthouse in Dinwiddie holding a Virginia flag.
It was Jerry Dyson's way of honoring Master Trooper J.A Walker, a man he hardly knew but is thankful for.
Dyson recalled a particular day when he saw Trooper Walker "riding down the road in his pickup truck at peace with himself with his arm stretched across the back seat, regardless of what was going on around him nothing distracted him from being at ease and at peace and that's what caught my attention, of this great giant that we all know and what he represented and what duty he performed with the community and the state that's what I'll remember of him".
As vehicles drove by, a state police car stopped. The trooper inside took time to acknowledge Dyson's tribute to Walker. He walked up to Dyson and gave him a pat on the back.
The two men talked for a bit and the trooper went on his way.
"He's well missed in this community we're saddened for that and just to let his family know that Master Trooper Walker his grief is with among the community and the county of Dinwiddie VA and the commonwealth of Virginia, she's mourning with his family," said Dyson.
Dyson said he'll be back out next week holding the flag again during Walker's memorial.