He was honored for his nearly 40-year career with the department. He has been police chief for the last 22 years.
Walters happily accepted the badge of honor. "As police officers you always want to know about the history and the forefathers and what happened and those that went before you and you're always looking to the future to try to make things better," he said.
The original badge is on display in the museum along with some 150 other rare artifacts in the current "Weird and Wonderful" exhibit.