Former decorated Columbus assistant police chief dies after entering hospice care

A former Columbus Police Department assistant chief has died after entering hospice care, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.

Gil Slouchick died Sunday morning with his family by his side, according to Bryan. He was 67.

Slouchick spent 44 years in the Columbus Police Department and was promoted to assistant chief in November 2017 and served in the position until his retirement in September 2020, according to CPD’s Facebook page.

“His contributions to Support Services (911), Patrol, and Investigative Services were invaluable,” the post said. “Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Asst. Chief Slouchick. You will be missed but never forgotten.”

His career included such honors as being officer of the month in October of 1988 and being named officer of the year that same year, according to CPD.