A Walla Walla Police Department news release announced, "with great sadness and an extremely heavy heart" the passing of one of its own.

Walla Walla Officer Nicholas Henzel - courtesy photo

Officer Nicholas "Nick" Henzel was just 35. He passed away due to medical complications. He is survived by his wife and 2 children. Services details and how to make donations to support the family are still pending.

Read the statement and some of Henzel's life history and societal contributions from the Walla Walla Police Department here.