Loved ones remember fallen officer Brandon Stalker on anniversary of his death
Stalker was killed in the line of duty January 18, 2021.
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Family and friends of TPD Officer Brandon Stalker honored a somber anniversary Tuesday. It’s been one year since Stalker was killed by a gunman during a standoff on Toledo streets.
Officer Stalker left behind two young children.
“I just know I have to be strong for her,” said Rebecca Miller, mother of Brandon’s 8-year-old daughter. “She is part of my motivation. I think knowing he’s in a good place helps and that he went out as a hero to the community.”
Brandon and Rebecca were a couple in high school. Rebecca says that even after they broke up, she and Brandon remained friends. She adds that he was a great father to their daughter Kennah. “He was an outgoing and very funny person. When he came in the room there was never a dull moment. His smile was contagious. We co-parented well. If I ever needed to talk about anything, I could give him a call.”
Kennah has the same second grade teacher as her dad. “She knows my daddy. He was in her class too. She says I sit in the same seat where he did.”
Kennah and Rebecca will be at a candle light vigil in Brandon’s honor across from the Washington Local Junior High from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday night.
Kennah is collecting cat and dog food at the vigil to donate to an animal shelter in memory of her dad.
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