18-year veteran of Kent Co. Sheriff’s Department dies after medical emergency

Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-04 16:56:20-05

KENT COUNTY, Mich. —  Deputy Paul Barquist passed away after suffering an unspecified medical emergency Wednesday morning, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department said.

Barquist, 46, was an 18-year veteran of the department.

“Paul, we will miss your friendship, your companionship, and your dedicated service,” a post on the sheriff’s department’s Facebook page says.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help his family cover funeral costs.