William Walsh Obituary

William Walsh

William A. “Bill” Walsh, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on January 13th at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, Bill graduated from Central High School. He spent his career as a Fort Wayne Police Officer, retiring in 2014, after 55 years of service. Bill was the longest serving police officer in department history. Bill had a love of nature, his farm animals, and gardening. He spent much of his free time on his farm with his beloved horse Boo, who was his partner on the police department. Bill also authored a book, “Mounted Cops are 10 Feet Tall”. He is survived by his loving wife, Isabella; daughters, Karen (Kim) Pontius of Traverse City, and Debbie Ladd of Columbia City; 7 loving grandchildren as well as 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Walsh; his son, Billy Walsh; and sister, Ruth Bennett. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a Celebration for family and friends will take place sometime in the future. Preferred memorials in Bill’s honor may be made to Parkview Hospice.
March 17, 1933 - January 13, 202103/17/193301/13/2021
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William A. “Bill” Walsh, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on January 13th at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, Bill graduated from Central High School. He spent his career as a Fort Wayne Police Officer, retiring in 2014, after 55 years of service. Bill was the longest serving police officer in department history. Bill had a love of nature, his farm animals, and gardening. He spent much of his free time on his farm with his beloved horse Boo, who was his partner on the police departmen...

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