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Family of slain Master Trooper speaks out

DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) -

The family of slain Master Trooper Junius Walker speaks out, Thursday, for the first time.

They contacted NBC12 with a desire to share their thoughts after the tragic death of their loved one, a brave public servant who died in the line of duty.

Trooper Walker was killed in his patrol car, three weeks ago.

The family said they want to thank people, near and far, who embraced and continue to support them during their sadness.

"The family of Master Trooper Junius A. Walker wishes to extend our most sincere gratitude and appreciation to the countless friends, acquaintances and well wishers who have reached out to us in light of the tragic and untimely death of our beloved hero.

The outpouring of support from all over the country has been tremendous and a blessing to the family only validating what we already knew; Junius was a well-respected and loved member of the community whose legacy will live on forever.

Once again, thank you from the depths of our hearts. God bless all!"

The family's expression of appreciation makes no mention of 28-year-old Russell E. Brown III, the man who police say shot to death Walker on I-85, March 7, and was found hiding naked in the back of a car at a towing company on Boydton Plank Road.

But, Walker's widow tells me she's angry and wants to see justice. She said it's just too soon, everything is too raw, too fresh to talk in detail, but she's full of anger and the family doesn't want to say anything that might jeopardize the prosecution of the case.

Roughly 3,000 attended the Virginia state trooper's funeral, some from as far away as Alaska.

The 40-year veteran was honored and remembered as a dedicated public servant, a man of integrity, great size, a genuinely kind person. Not just by his colleagues in law enforcement, but by everyday people who mourned his passing, who encountered Trooper Walker during his 27 years of patrolling the roads in Dinwiddie.

They all say he is greatly missed.

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