Fort Drum soldier charged with killing wife, state trooper
Jul 12 2017
MLive.com reported (http://bit.ly/2u3DmOm ) that Justin Walters was 15 and a ninth-grader at Macatawa Bay Middle School in Holland, Michigan, when he and a classmate were accused of compiling a "die or dead list" and planning to shoot people then kill themselves.
The newspaper said that a toddler living in the Walters home is now with Jefferson County Child Protective Services.
A second woman, Rebecca Finkle, was also shot and injured, but she is expected to survive.
Davis is survived by his wife and three children and was serving at the NY town of Philadelphia, Beach said. The murder suspect was killed by police shortly after the officer shooting.
Justin Walters, the man accused of killing his wife and a NY state trooper Sunday, served in the Army and was stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., for about the past decade.
New York's governor wrote in a statement that Davis had served as a state trooper for four years. His lawyer Eric Swartz says the re-arraignment was really procedural. "These state police troopers and sheriff's deputies are literally our protectors and they're out here every single minute of every single day".
He received multiple awards in the Army including Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, and Combat Infantryman Badge. He waived his preliminary hearing, which meant the case will go straight to a grand jury.
24 Hour News 8 did not find an adult criminal record for Walters in MI.
Walters surrendered after additional police arrived.
"[The judge] couldn't set bail in town court", he said, "so it has to go to county court".
His career included two deployments to Afghanistan, post officials said.
"Trooper Davis is a hero".
Davis, 36, hailed from Evans Mills, N.Y. He left behind a wife and three children - ages 18, 17 and 13, according to the police superintendent.