Wadena Police Honor Officer 10 Years After He Died While Serving
May 19th 2005 was Officer Peter Recsh’s last watch. Yesterday on the ten year anniversary of his death while serving Wadena, his police department honored his service with a bronze plaque inside Wadena Deer-Creek High School.
The evening’s speakers told stories of Officer Resch from pranks he pulled on the force to the impact he had teaching kids how to say no to drugs.
In 1991 Officer Resch brought the D.A.R.E., Drug Abuse Resistance Education, program from California to Wadena. And 24 years later Officer Resch’s legacy has seen 2,500 students graduate.
Officer Resch was also honored as an Elk’s Distinguished Citizen 1997, eight years before his death.