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It’s with a heavy heart that we share with you that Captain Brenda Slovak of the Keller Police Department has passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. A police officer for 37 years, Brenda was a member of the KPD family for nearly 30 and bravely served the people of Westlake through her work. During that time, she was a study in perseverance as she moved through the ranks from patrol officer to captain.
She served in every division in the department including bike patrol, mounted patrol, and SWAT. She also took on the duties of a Hostage Negotiator Commander and was later selected to lead the North Tarrant Regional SWAT team. She was also instrumental in the department’s pursuit of national accreditation. Her passion, though, was for criminal investigation, and her victories included the busting of a multimillion-dollar multijurisdictional burglary ring and the high-profile Michele Williams murder case.
In her nearly three decades with Keller PD, she had become a friend and a partner, a commander and a mentor. She reminded all what it means to be patient, compassionate, loyal, and resilient in the face of challenges large and small. She will be sorely missed, but we’re confident that her legacy will continue to empower KPD in their mission to protect our community and work toward a safer world.
The viewing for Captain Slovak will be Friday, July 28, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Lucas Funeral Home located at 1601 S. Main, Keller, TX 76248. The memorial service will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Keller First United Methodist Church located at 1025 Johnson Road, Keller, TX 76248. The memorial will be followed by a graveside service at Restland Memorial Park located at 13005 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75243.
The family would appreciate those attending the celebration of Captain Slovak’s life to wear purple or a hint of purple signifying the fight against pancreatic cancer.