Deputy Sheriff Michael C. Walizer
Charles City County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia
End of Watch: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: March 31, 2012
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Sheriff Javier J. Smith
Charles City County Sheriff’s Office
10780 Courthouse Road
Charles City, VA 23030
Phone: (804) 829-9265
Deputy Sheriff Michael Walizer was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup another deputy on a traffic stop at approximately 2:00 am.
He was driving on John Tyler Highway, one mile west of Route 155, when his patrol car ran off the right side of the roadway. The patrol car then crossed over to the other side of the road and struck a tree. Despite wearing a seat belt, he suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
Deputy Walizer had served with the Charles City County Sheriff’s Office for six years and had served in law enforcement for 11 years. He had previously served with the Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport Police Department, Richmond International Airport Police Department, and Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his wife and four children.
A Charles City County deputy, responding to a traffic stop made by another deputy, was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Saturday morning on Route 5.
Deputy Michael C. Walizer, 36, of Charles City, died at the scene of a 2 a.m. accident, approximately one mile west of Route 155.
According to a statement from Virginia State Police Sergeant Thomas J. Molnar, Walizer’s vehicle, a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, ran off the right side of Route 5, crossed back over the road, then ran off the left side where it struck a tree. Walizer was wearing his seat belt.
The accident is being investigated by the state police, and the Charles City County and New Kent County sheriff’s departments.
Walizer was an 11-year veteran of law enforcement. He previously worked with the Newport News/Williamsburg and Richmond International Airport police departments, and the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. He joined the Charles City County Sheriff’s Office in 2006.
Charles City County Sheriff Javier J. Smith said this afternoon, "Our condolences go out to Michael’s family and his friends. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. This is a great loss for the department and the Charles City County community."
Walizer was married and had four children; three sons, ages one, 9 and 10, and a daughter, 11.
Funeral arrangements are not available.