RICHMOND, Va. -- Jamie Walter, whose husband Mike was killed in Richmond three years ago, no longer has to worry about house payments.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off Walter's mortgage as part of its Fallen First Responder Home Program.
“Paying off our home is a huge weight lifted off my shoulders,” Walter said in a statement released by the foundation. “It gives us a sense of safety and security. A feeling we haven’t had in three and a half years. We have a forever home, we are beyond blessed.”
Mike Walter was a father of three, a Virginia State Police Special Agent, and a Marine veteran. He was shot and killed on the job in Richmond in May 2017.
“This family was forever changed the day Special Agent Walter didn’t come home," Tunnel to Towers Chairman and CEO Frank Siller said. "Time has passed - but that loss - doesn’t go away. We are proud to honor this hero who served his country and his community for decades. We want his family to know we haven’t forgotten that sacrifice, and now their home will stand as a tribute to his memory."
Walter's killer is serving a 46-year sentence for murder and a gun charge.