Officer Walter Slusarczyk

Officer Walter Slusarczyk

Gresham Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, September 8, 1999

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Walter Slusarczyk

Officer Walter Slusarczyk suffered a fatal heart attack while on patrol. While training a new officer, Officer Slusarczyk reported having chest pains and was transported to a local hospital, where he died at approximately 2200 hours.

Officer Slusarczyk had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife, two children, and three step-children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 22806

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Wally there are no words to describe how much you are missed and how much I looked up to you as a teenager. I first met wally in December of 1994 on the Ticket To Ride project restoration of the 1956 Oldsmobile for the Gresham Police Department.

There is not a day that goes by without a thought or memory of every interaction I have had with you. You forever changed my views of law enforcement officers as a teenager and I proudly share those experiences 25 years later as much as I can.

The last time we spoke you had pulled me over just to see how I was doing. It made me feel pretty special that you took time out of your busy day just to check in on me. Back then I didn't know how to express my feelings very well or express my appreciation for the service to our community that you provided.

I wish you were here today so I could express my feelings in how you changed my life. I miss you very much wally.

God bless and watch over our LEO's

Brian Schacher

September 7, 2019

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