GROESBECK, Texas – The funeral service for Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chad Walker will be held at Goat Stadium today at 10:00 AM. Goat Stadium is located at 1202 North Ellis, Street, Groesbeck, TX 76642.
In cooperation with DPS, the Northwest gate (home ticket booth area) and the West gate near the gym/home ticket booth will be open to allow civilians and the public to enter the stadium. All seating will be in the home side bleachers. These gates will not open until Trooper Walker has been placed on the field, which will be at approximately 9:00 AM.
It is requested that only civilians and the public desiring to be in the funeral processional to park at Groesbeck High School. The front parking lot at the school will have limited parking availability (approximately 350 vehicles). No handicap parking will be available at GHS. Handicap parking will be available at Groesbeck Middle School. The City of Groesbeck will be closing McClintic Drive to traffic.
The Groesbeck ISD Transportation Department will provide shuttle buses to and from Goat Stadium from four different locations – H.O. Whitehurst Elementary, Enge-Washington Intermediate, Groesbeck Middle School, and the Groesbeck City Park/Baseball Complex. Please refer to the maps below for specific parking locations for each of these shuttle sites. Groesbeck Middle School has been designated for handicap parking and their accompanying guest. These buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts for those in need.
The first shuttle buses will depart their location at approximately 8:10 AM. The last shuttle buses will leave each location at 9:35 AM, which will allow the shuttle buses to arrive at Goat Stadium prior to the beginning of the service. Shuttle buses will not be available during the service. At the conclusion of the service, the shuttle buses will resume to return attendees to the shuttle sites as soon as Trooper Walker leaves the field.
All campuses will be closed on April 7th. Kids Kare will remain open for their normal operating hours. Student athletics will need to check with their head coaches concerning practice and game schedule. You can visit the GISD website at www.groesbeckisd.net or Dr. Cowley’s Twitter account @jamescowley9 for information.
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Plans to honor DPS Trooper Chad Walker were released last week. Walker died Wednesday, five days after DeArthur Pinson, Jr. shot him by the side of Highway 84 on Friday, March 26th.
Visitation for Trooper Walker will be open to the public from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdsay, April 6th at Groesbeck Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 7th, at the Groesbeck High School Football Stadium. The burial service will follow at LaSalle Cemetery.
Trooper Walker’s death hit his hometown of Groesbeck hard on Wednesday.
After hearing the news about Trooper Walker and another deputy being shot in San Antonio, Shawn Perkins, of the group. “We the People,” knew something must be done.
“What I like to see is both drivers doors both door and glass-reinforced as well as the windshield, I know there were some thoughts reinforcing the windshield I would like to take it a step further than that,” says Perkins.
Walker’s final deed will leave more than just a strong impression. It’ll give someone another shot at life even though he lost his.
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Monday that Trooper Walker would remain on life-support until he could share the gift of life as an organ donor.
They added that his final sacrifice embodies his actions throughout his life and service as a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper.
Source: Groesbeck Independent School District