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.