With profound remorse, West Midlands Police announced that PC Ged Walker passed away in hospital on March 20 after collapsing while performing his duties. The force extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of the fallen police officer and appreciates all he did for his community during his service.
Chief Superintendent Ian Green praised the officer, saying: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of our colleague PC Ged Walker. Ged was a much-loved and respected member of our force, and his loss will be deeply felt by all who knew him.”
PC Walker dedicated his life to the service of others, beginning in 1994 and working for various positions throughout Birmingham. He was highly esteemed by those within the local community; a loving husband and father who will be fondly remembered by his wife and two children.
The force has expressed its support to the family and colleagues of PC Walker during this testing time. John Apter, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, also extended his condolences in a statement: “Another tragic loss of a police officer, my heart goes out to his family and colleagues. We must never forget the bravery and dedication of those who serve and protect.”
Although the particulars of PC Walker’s demise remain unknown, his death serves as a stark reminder of the daily dangers police officers face while protecting and serving our communities.