BYRAM, MS (JMS Media Relations) - Jackson Motor Speedway will be recognizing a recent fallen hero this Saturday night, May 19th when the Super Late Models make there return to Jackson Motor Speedway.
Investigator Michael John Walter of the Pearl Police Department lost his life in the line of duty on May 1, 2012. Investigator Walter was only 37 years old and is survived by his wife Jeanne and his 11 year old daughter Bailey.
The racing community has always been a tight knit group of people. We recognize that without brave men and women like Investigator Walter, we could not enjoy the sport we love in a safe environment.
It is with heavy hearts, but with much pride, that we thank Investigator Walter and all the men and women in law enforcement, military and other public service jobs that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
This Saturday night each car that competes at Jackson Motor Speedway will carry a decal that simply states "In Memory of Michael John Walter". This is Jackson Motor Speedway and the racing communities way of saying -"Thank you, Mike".
During intermission of the racing program, the drivers will be entering the grandstands to take up donations for Investigator Walter's family. In addition, the track will be donating a portion of ticket sales to the family.
The drivers will also be acknowledging the loss of Investigator Walter by performing the Missing Man Formation during the parade lap of the featured event of the night.
Please join us at Jackson Motor Speedway Saturday night as we enjoy the sport of dirt track racing but also take the time to say "Thank You" to our lost friend, Investigator Michael Walter.
(COURTESY: JACKSON MOTOR SPEEDWAY)