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Wadena PD marks fourth anniversary of Resch's passing

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The Wadena Police Department observed the four-year anniversary Tuesday of the passing of on-duty police officer Pete Resch.

On May 19, 2005, Resch responded to a domestic disturbance at a Wadena apartment and wrestled with a suspect there. After the suspect was subdued and cuffed, Resch was leading him through the hallway when the officer collapsed.

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He died of a heart attack shortly thereafter.

Resch was a 15-year police veteran and was only 47 at the time.

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