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Funeral arrangements made for Kent Co. deputy who suffered fatal heart attack

Posted at 12:06 PM, Feb 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-05 13:04:34-05

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Funeral arrangements have been made for a Kent County Sheriff’s deputy who passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning.

Paul Barquist, 46, suffered a heart attack while getting ready for his patrol shift. The newlywed had just walked down the aisle in June, becoming a step-father and grandfather.

Barquist’s funeral will take place on Saturday February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Pius X Catholic Parish in Grandville.

Barquist was not only a U.S. military veteran, but also served 18 years with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.

The family also has a fundraising page set up. You can CLICK HERE to donate to Paul’s widow and family.