David W. Walters

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Dallas, TX

Branch of Service: Fire and Rescue

Rank: Firefighter

David Walters was a proud, 20 year servant of the city of Dallas as a firefighter and paramedic. He loved the people of this city like he did his own family. His death became the benchmark case for approving firefighter heart disease as a Line of Duty Death in Texas.

An avid reader, David was a self-taught Biblical scholar and safe keeper of more trivial information than a mind should be allowed to hold. He was a protector, planner, and soother of broken hearts; a hard worker, handyman, loyal friend, and Facebook instigator of political arguments, religious debates, and deep discussions. But mostly, he was a loving, strong, and brave superhero to his family.

David was the most amazing earthly father to his three sons and the most loving husband and friend to his wife Kristi. He loved others before himself and lived out this attitude every day of his life. He needed no recognition or glory for the work he did, as he believed that firefighters were only heroes once – when they decided to accept the challenges of the career.

Age: 49

Date of Death: November 23, 2018

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