Northview Schools, community mourn Kim Slot, widow of Officer Trevor Slot

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Northview Public Schools, the Walker Police Department and the community are mourning the loss of beloved Crossroads Middle School Teacher Kim Slot, widow of fallen Officer Trevor Slot.

According to her obituary,  funeral services for Slot will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Third Reformed Church, 2060 Michigan St. NE in Grand Rapids.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the church and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

“It’s rare to have even one hero in a family and with Kim and Trevor you had two,” said Jeff Lambert, close family friend.

Northview Public Schools shared their condolences and announced the loss of Kim Slot on their district website, stating she passed away Tuesday night after a battle with cancer.

"The Northview community is deeply saddened by the death of Crossroads’ teacher Kim Slot on September 16. As you know, Kim suffered courageously through a prolonged battle with cancer. The Northview community will miss her more than simple words can express. She was not just our co-worker but our good friend, our neighbor and a loving Northview parent. Memories of her warmth, her spirit, her faith, her strength, her kindness and her humility will be cherished by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.  Arrangements are pending and will be posted here when they are received."

"A memorial fund has been established in Kim’s memory. To donate to the Kim Slot Memorial Fund, checks should be made out to Northview Public Schools with “Kim Slot Memorial Fund” written on the memo line of the check.  Checks are to be sent to:"

Northview Public Schools
C/O Kim Slot Memorial Fund
4365 Hunsberger Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

 

Lambert, who graduated with Trevor Slot from Northview, told FOX 17 he is honored to have called Kim a friend. He has been a neighbor of Trevor and Kim's for the past seven years, and said he is one of handful of Trevor's close friends from high school who continues to be friends with the Slot's girls and extended family.

“Kim will be remembered for both her fun spirit and her selfless caring for other people – whether it was her two girls, Kate and Abby, or the hundreds of students she impacted as a teacher at Northview Middle School or her friends and family that felt her love," said Lambert.

"The physical toll and repeated bouts with cancer over the past five years could never keep her down and she was determined to fight it, without complaining and often with a smile on her face.  That’s who she was – someone you’d want to call your friend, and I was honored to call her mine," he said.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the Northview Wildcat Football team wrote the following:

"Please join us as we offer our thoughts and prayers to the family of Kim Slot who passed away last night," the statement reads. "Kim was a beloved teacher at Crossroads Middle School who valiantly fought cancer and is survived by two beautiful young daughters.

We ask that you rally around this family, who has already survived so much after the death of Northview's own, fallen police officer Trevor Slot."

The Walker Police Department is among several police agencies that have shared their condolences for the family online, including the Kent County Sheriff's Department and the National Police Wives Association.

"The Walker Police Department was saddened to hear about the passing of Kim Slot, wife of fallen Walker Police Officer Trevor Slot. She will forever remain in our hearts as a member of our law enforcement family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the girls and the Slot family at this very difficult time."

You may remember, Trevor slot was killed several years ago along I-96 while responding to a call in which two heavily armed bank robbery suspects were being pursued by police. FOX 17 spoke with Kim's cousin Tim Huizen who said Kim's last phone call to her husband was just before he was killed, explaining that her cancer had returned.

Huizen said family is planning for Kim and Trevor's two younger daughters to live with their grandparents, Kim's parents, in Kim's home.

“Much like Trevor, Kim left a positive impression on everyone she met and you can see that light and personality shine through her daughters, Kate and Abby," said Lambert.

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11 comments

  • Sandi McCarthy

    First their daddy and now their momma. Many prayers for their daughters as they grow up with their grandparents. Girls…your mom and dad were true servants of God! They dedicated their lives to serving others and thats one of the most noble and proud gifts that we humans can do. Im so sorry for you loss sweethearts. Know that your daddy was right there waiting for your momma and when they came together at our Heavenly Home there was eternal JOY! They now watch you and celebrate your every accomplishment and remain strong in your hearts. My heart is breaking for you but I know that daddy and momma. Are with you every step of your way!❤❤❤❤ God Bless YOU and your Grandparents. Much love to you all.❤❤

    • Shelly

      Sandy, what beautiful words you typed for those two darling girls. I can’t think of anything better to say. Thank you for your kindness.

  • JOHN MENHART

    This is the most gut-wrenching, heartbreaking story I have ever had to read and see. My many prayers are sent to the whole entire family.

  • Sandy Jaarsma

    When I heard this news, it took my breath away! My heart breaks for these 2 girls who now go thru life without either of their parents. We all know how much they were loved by their parents and now their grandparents will take over. They will be loved and hopefully remember how much their parents, family, friends and the rest of the community Love and support them!

  • yup

    I knew your father from work and met your mom as my daughters teacher I cry for your loss but smile for the people your folks where to have parents that are loved like yours is a blessing that you will see latter in life know that your parents are HERO’S to fight for protection of others your Dad and to show Strength and courage your Mom I will always hold there strength close to my heart I’m so sorry for your loss but there Love will Continue on.

  • Beverly Rekeny

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family may they rest in peace. I worked with Sue Slot and how much can one family give of themselves . Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this sad time,