Officer Bio

Jay P. Balchunas

End of Watch: 11/5/2004

Age: 34

Rank: Special Agent

Agency: WI DOJ - Division of Criminal Investigation

Length of Service: 14 years

County: Milwaukee

Location On Memorial: I

Personal Information

Incident Surrounding Death
Agent Balchunas was on duty, in plain clothes, at 12:30 a.m. when he stopped in a gas station for a cup of coffee.  As Balchunas walked back to his car two subjects approached and announced a robbery.  During the robbery the suspects found Agent Balchunas' gun and discovered he was an officer.  The subjects then shot Balchunas in the abdomen. Agent Balchunas was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds seven days later.