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* Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Walker Was Killed In An Alleged Contra Costa Co. Street Race

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A man killed Wednesday while apparently involved in a street racein Hercules was a San Francisco sheriff’s deputy, a sheriff’s department spokeswoman said today.Christopher Walker, 23, of Antioch, had worked at the department for two years, most recently providing security at San Francisco General Hospital, according to spokes woman Eileen Hirst. Before that, he worked at the San Francisco County Jail.According to Hercules police, Walker was racing a red Chevrolet Camaro against another car when he crashed into a light pole on Palm Avenue, between Sycamore Avenue and the state Highway 4 on-ramp, at about 2:30 p.m.The other car, which left the scene of the crash, was described as possibly a newer model, four-door, silver Nissan Sentra with paper dealer plates, according to Hercules police.Walker,who was alone in the Camaro, was pronounced dead at the scene.Hirst said Walker was a third generation deputy sheriff, whose mother is a sheriff’s lieutenant and grandfather was a former lieutenant.Walker left behind “many friends in the sheriff’s department,” said Hirst. “He was a very well-liked deputy and a very good deputy,” she said. His family is planning a private memorial service.Hirst said it was not known why Walker may have been involved in a street race.”Because we’re not the investigating agency, there’s very little that we know at this point,” Hirst said.”It does appear that both vehicles were involved in inappropriate behavior,” Hercules police spokeswoman Michelle Harrington said today.”We do have one witness that was able to provide the description of the Nissan Sentra, and was able to say that they were speeding,” Harrington said.Harrington said the witness, however, was not able to identify the driver of the vehicle.But because the crash area can be seen from Highway 4, there may be other witnesses, she said.Anyone with information on the Sentra or its driver is asked to call Hercules police at (510) 724-1111.

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Jul 10, 2009  MAN INVOLVED IN FATAL STREET RACE IN CONTRA COSTA TURNS HIMSELF INTO POLICE

The driver of a car involved in an apparent street race Wednesday in Hercules that left a San Francisco sheriff’s deputy dead has come forward to police today and is cooperating, a police spokeswoman said.Hercules police spokeswoman Michelle Harrington, said the man, whom police are not identifying publicly, spoke with investigators this morning and has not been arrested.San Francisco sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Walker, 23, was killed after the red Chevrolet Camaro he was driving slammed into a light pole on Palm Avenue, between Sycamore Avenue and the state Highway 4 on-ramp, at about 2:30 p.m.Walker, who was alone in the Camaro, was pronounced dead at the scene.A witness reported seeing the Camaro and a silver car speeding down the roadway, according to Harrington.The second driver’s car, which left the scene of the crash, was described to police as a possibly a Nissan Sentra, but Harrington today said the car actually turned out to be a BMW. Harrington would not release details about the man’s statements to police, but said the incident is still believed to have been a street race.”I don’t think that’s changed at this point,” Harrington said.”It does appear that both vehicles were involved in inappropriate behavior,” she said earlier.Harrington said the case remains an open investigation, and because the crash area can be seen from Highway 4, there may be other witnesses. “The police would still like to talk with anyone who may have seen anything,” she said. Anyone with information is asked to call Hercules police at (510) 724-1111.Walker, of Antioch, had worked at the sheriff’s department for two years, most recently providing security at San Francisco General Hospital, according to spokeswoman Eileen Hirst. Before that, he worked at the San Francisco County Jail. Hirst said Walker was a third-generation deputy sheriff, whose mother is a sheriff’s lieutenant and grandfather was a former lieutenant.Walker left behind “many friends in the sheriff’s department,” said Hirst. “He was a very well-liked deputy and a very good deputy,” she said. His family is planning a private memorial service.

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  • Christopher was a great young man. I met him while he was going through the Police Academy. My heart goes out to his family, especially his cousin Michelle.

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