In Memoriam: Officer Rick Silva


Chief Glenn Schaffer of the Chehalis Police Department in the State of Washington, sadly reports the death of Officer Rick Silva.

Officer Silva died as a result of complications during surgery that was required due to an on-duty injury he sustained in February of this year. Officer Silva was attempting to arrest a shoplifter at a local store when the suspect brandished a knife and attacked Officer Silva. Officer Silva was injured in the hip during the arrest. This injury exacerbated a previous duty related injury and surgery was required at this time.

Officer Silva served the Chehalis Police Department for 13 years and had previously served at the Lewis County Sheriff Department for 12 years.Officer Silva is survived by his wife and children.

Officer Rick Silva-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Thursday, June 18, 2015.

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Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow

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