Jefferson County

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A former Ft. Drum soldier has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2017 murders of his wife and a New York State trooper.

Soldier found guilty of murdering wife, state trooper

Mar 20, 2019
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Jefferson County jurors have found former U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Walters guilty of fatally shooting his wife and a state trooper back in 2017. The verdict came down after a weeklong trial in Watertown.

Thousands gather for Trooper Davis funeral

Jul 16, 2017
Sarah Harris

Thousands of law enforcement officials and community members gathered at Fort Drum Saturday afternoon to mourn the loss of New York State Trooper Joel Davis. Davis was responding to a domestic incident last week when he was shot and killed, allegedly by soldier Justin Walters. Walters was also charged with killing his wife, Nichole Walters, and shooting her friend Rebecca Finkle, who was treated and released from the hospital. Finkle's children were at the scene.

Funeral-goers mourned Trooper Davis’ passing and celebrated his life and service.