San Antonio Police Officer Fired For Dating Prostitute

Photo: San Antonio Police Officer Mark H. Walaski, who had been with the department for nearly 22 years, received an indefinite suspension in July for dating Tracy Helmke (above), who is a known prostitute. 

A 22 year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department received an indefinite suspension in July for dating a convicted prostitute, according to suspension records obtained by the San Antonio Express-News.

Officer Mark H. Walaski received an indefinite suspension, which is tantamount to firing, in July for “consorting with persons of ill repute.”

In July 2016, Walaski met Tracy Helmke, a woman who had an active warrant for a prostitution charge. Walaski allowed Helmke to live with him, and the two began dating.

At one point, after Helmke was arrested on two separate prostitution charges, Walaski paid $530 to bail her out of jail.


According to reports, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus has issued around 45 suspensions in 2017.

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  1. LegalBeagle

    Idiot. Buh-bai.

  2. ahaz

    Why isn’t the picture of the officer posted instead of his girlfriend? He’s the person being fired for dating a prostitute.

    • LegalBeagle

      Probably not legally available to the press under their FOIA laws, whereas her booking photo likely is.

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