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Officer Peter Jay Resch | Wadena Police Department, Minnesota Wadena Police Department, Minnesota


Peter Jay Resch

Wadena Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Thursday, May 19, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Officer Peter Resch suffered a fatal heart attack minutes after struggling with a suspect at the scene of a domestic disturbance.

Officer Resch, with the assistance of a Verndale officer, was able to subdue and handcuff the suspect. The officer then collapsed in the apartment building hallway as he escorted the suspect to a patrol car.

Other officers and emergency personnel on the scene immediately began CPR. He was transported to Tri County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Resch had served with the Wadena Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

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May 19, 2015


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