IN MEMORIAM: Officer Walter Broussard

Officer Walter Broussard

Walter Broussard, a 24-year veteran of the UC Davis Police Department who had been assigned most recently to the Sacramento campus, died July 4 of complications of a heart attack.

Officer Broussard, 62, had served as a patrol officer, traffic officer, field training officer and K-9 handler. He worked as a Yolo County sheriff’s deputy for seven years before joining the UC Davis Police Department.

“Our small department is numb … losing a good friend and officer,” Capt. Mark Brunet said.

Broussard had been working on the Sacramento campus for about the last three years. “I know many at the hospital knew and loved him,” Brunet said. “And he had made the same kinds of connections on the Davis campus.


Officer Broussard shows Police Department three-wheeler to students
Officer Broussard shows off the Police Department’s three-wheeler, on the Quad.
Officer Broussard with K-9 Maverick, aka Grimm
Broussard and Maverick, aka Grimm.

“Walt was a kind and honest man whose approach to life was genuine and sincere,” Brunet said. “His energy was contagious, and many were blessed to work around him.”

Broussard is survived by his wife, Mary Grace; and children. Services are pending.

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