In Memory of Special Agent Jay Balchunas - End of Watch 11.5.2004

In Memory of Special Agent Jay Balchunas - End of Watch 11.5.2004

On October 29, 2004, Jay, a 34-year old Special Agent for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, was shot while working undercover as part of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force. Unfortunately, following a courageous fight, Jay succumbed to his wounds one week later. Prior to his service with the Department of Justice, Jay was a police officer with the Milwaukee Police Department for seven years. Jay also served on the New Berlin Fire Department for nearly 20 years. He began as an Explorer and rose to the rank of Lieutenant.