Fallen officer’s legacy helping next generation

Posted at 11:52 AM, Aug 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-08 11:52:43-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It’s been almost three years since the city of Walker lost a police officer. Trevor Slot was killed in the line of duty in 2011, but his legacy continues.

A foundation, bearing his name, helps produce the next generation of law enforcement heroes.

Coworkers, friends and family of the late officer gathered for a memorial golf outing at the Highlands Golf Course, Friday.

Money raised from this memorial golf outing goes to the Trevor P Slot Foundation. It provides scholarships for seniors at Northville High School, where Officer Slot grew up, and Grandville and Kenowa high where he served.

So far, three seniors will use their $500 scholarship to pursue a criminal justice degree. Though they never knew him, they call Officer Slot a hero.

“I want to be a police officer like Trevor,” explained Jake Terpstra.

“If I could be half the officer he was, I feel I would be a successful one. If I was half the husband he was, I’d be a good one, half the father he was, I’d be a good one as well.”

“Though I never knew him, I’ve seen how much he means to everyone and what a great person he was and it means a ton to me to get this scholarship to carry on his name,” said Aly Raterink.

A memorial 5k walk and run is planned for fall.