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Officer Brian Walsh (1975-2010)

Officer Brian Walsh was born in Landstuhl, Germany on October 31, 1975. He spent most of his childhood in Fairborn, Ohio. After graduating from high school, Brian joined the Air National Guard and in January of 2000 became a Deputy with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio.

In July of 2005, Brian was hired by the Federal Way Police Department where he worked hard as a patrol officer keeping the street safe. Brian was a dedicated police officer. In 2007 he earned the Life Saving Award for his heroics on duty. Brian took great pride in his job and loved being a police officer. Above all, Brian was a dedicated and loving family man who is survived by his wife Vanessa, daughter Kira, son Zachary, and daughter Elena, due in May.

Brian loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was an avid softball player and a devoted Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Brian was always looking forward to the next gathering with friends, barbequing and watching sports. Brian was respected for being a straight talker and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by all who loved him.

Brian is also survived by his father Robert Walsh, mother Mary Larish, brother Patrick Walsh, and sister Kelly Walsh and numerous other family and friends who will miss him greatly.

A memorial fund has been established by the Federal Way Police Officers Guild. Donations can be made at any Key Branch location or through FW Police Officers Guild website at http://fwpog.com/FWPOGOfficerMemorial.aspx

Taken from: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?n=brian-michael-walsh&pid=141130354

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