An Astoria police officer died at home Friday.

Sam Whisler, 26, had worked the graveyard shift and returned home early in the morning. His wife found him dead in the home later that day.

Sam Whisler

Sam Whisler, shown at left, with his family, died at home on Friday.

Katie Frankowicz is a reporter for The Astorian. Contact her at 971-704-1723 or