FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Arrests Made in Murder of Off-Duty Texas Officer, Torture Reports False

September 04, 2015  | 

Suspect Philip Walter escorted by Abilene officer. (Photo: WFAA screen shot)
Suspect Philip Walter escorted by Abilene officer. (Photo: WFAA screen shot)

Two suspects were taken into custody and charged with murder in the death of an off-duty Abilene, Texas, police officer, Abilene Police said Thursday.

Violet Walter and Philip Walter were charged with first-degree murder Thursday evening, according to Abilene Police chief Stan Standridge. The Texas Rangers will decide if capital murder charges will be pursued.

Officer Don Allen was found dead at a Clyde home Monday night. Texas Rangers and the FBI are investigating.

The Walters were linked to stolen property from Allen's home, police told WFAA TV.

Standridge did not elaborate on a motive for the murder in order to "maintain the integrity of the investigation."

Abilene Police Sgt. Lynn Beard said in an afternoon press conference Thursday that some of the information seen online leading up to the arrests was inaccurate. Beard said reports of torture and "anti-police rhetoric" written on the walls are false.

Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Leonard Mather @ 9/4/2015 7:23 PM

Now that the Internet, and sundry social media and instant exchanges of information are available, all Nit-Wits, Half-Wits, Dim-Wits and related ilk are free to repeat, embellish, exchange and resort to both Black Propaganda (all lies) as well as Gray Propaganda (Mix of Truth and Lies) in the fashion that WWII Minister of Propaganda, Jozef Goebbels did for Hitler. That is: when a lie if repeated often enough, it is accepted as Truth. Sadly, the ne'er-do-wells have this weapon available to them. They ARE using it. Police Departments need the services of a good Forensic Psychologist. It WILL pay off.

S.S. @ 9/30/2015 7:45 AM


Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

DHS Awards Grants to Counter Terrorist Recruitment and Radicalization in U.S.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the award recipients for the...
LAPD Officer Arrested, Accused of Sex with 15-Year-Old Cadet Involved in Patrol Car Joyrides
The officer is accused of having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old cadet...
Michigan Airport Officer Fought for His Life During Terror Stabbing
"From what we can tell, he engaged Lt. Neville and just started to stab him," Miller said....
Jury Deadlocks in Murder Trial of Ohio Officer, Judge Declares Second Mistrial in Case
A mistrial was declared Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police...
Video: GA Sheriff to Reduce Sentences of Inmates Who Helped Medically Distressed Deputy
Polk County, GA’s sheriff said he plans on knocking some time off from the sentences of...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine