EL CAON, California – The funeral of former San Diego Padres hunter Dan Walters, a San Diego police officer, took place in El Cajon on Wednesday, more than a year after his death.
“My request to my brothers and sisters will never forget Dan Walters,” SDPD leader David Nislett told mourners at Shadow Mountain Church. “Never forget the sacrifice of Dan Walters. “Never forget what Dan Walters was all about.”
Walters died on April 23, 2020, from complications from a 2003 shooting. He was 53 years old.
“As time goes by, we will never forget you և the times when we were blessed to have you,” said retired SDPD Sgt. John on Lammarino said: “I miss you every day. I love you, dear Danny. ”
“Padres” paid tribute to “Walters” before Wednesday’s game with “Miami Marlins” in “Petko” park.
Walters, a Santana High School graduate who played in Padres from 1992 to 1993, joined the San Diego Police Department in 1998, two years after finishing his baseball career in the Edmonton Trappers of the Pacific Coast League.
On the night of November 12, 2003, Walters got into a shootout when he and his partner were sparing up another officer at a stop on a suspected domestic violence street at 43 Southkrest Street.
Walters shot him in the neck and fell into the street, where a passing car hit him, leaving two cervical vertebrae.
Despite a long resuscitation during which he made some movements in his upper body, Walters had to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life.