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Memorial service today for Federal Way officer who died last weekend

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 26, 2010 at 8:11 am with 8 Comments »
March 26, 2010 8:22 am
Federal Way police officer Brian Walsh

Federal Way police and other area law enforcement officers will gather this afternoon to remember a 34-year-old police officer who died of a heart attack last weekend while on duty.

The service for Brian M. Walsh begins at 1 p.m. today at Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S., in Federal Way. The public is invited to attend.

A procession of law enforcement and other emergency services vehicles will take place before the service. The procession begins at Celebration Park, 1111 S. 324th St., and will go to the Christian Faith Center. Drivers should expect delays.

Walsh was working the perimeter of an officer-involved shooting scene Sunday morning when he was found collapsed in his patrol car. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office determined he’d suffered a heart attack.

Walsh had been a member of the Federal Way Police Department for more than four years. Previously, he served with the Air National Guard.

He’s survived by his wife, two children and extended family. His wife is pregnant with the couple’s third child and due in May. Find his online obituary here.

The Federal Way Police Officer’s Guild has established a memorial fund for Walsh’s family. Donations can be made to the Officer Walsh Memorial Fund at any Key Bank location or online here.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. retired81 says:

    Aren’t police officers required to take an annual physical? It is highly irregular for a 34 yr old man to have a heart attack. The story is incomplete and so is the Medical Examiners report to the public.

  2. ldrider51 says:

    Heart attacks can strike for various reasons, without regard to age or physical conditioning.

  3. God Bless him and his family.

  4. bullman120 says:

    so lets tie up traffic? if the police needed to get somewhere to make money, instead of collect money. they would show a little more consideration for the citizens they are suppose to serve. if the law enforcement community wants to honor one of there own, maybe they can figure out a way to do it without imposing on the rest of us.

  5. tomwa007 says:

    Another taxpayer funded funeral. What next, our taxes going to pay for services for animal control officers who die while on duty, it only makes sense If you do it for one public employee, you must do it for all.

  6. interWOLFone says:

    Oh poor, POOR wittle bullman120…Was ooo imposed upon? Grow the hell up and quit’cher whining. There are plenty of ways to get around a funeral procession.

  7. bullman120 says:

    plenty of ways to get arounf a funeral procession? dont be stupid, the police block all intersections.

  8. spyacoach says:

    “Taxpayer Funded” “Imposing” Blah, blah, blah. We live in a Community, a Society. We’re not just “Taxpayers”, we’re – or at least some of us are – members of a community, as are those who SERVE the community and at times, lose their life in that service. If one doesn’t want to be “Imposed” upon by the community that they choose to live in, they should take their hard-earned dollars and choose to buy a deserted island where they can be their own community, with no one else to impose upon them.

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