UPDATE: The park sent a corrected statement on Jan. 7. The updated statement is below.
Margaret Anderson’s family released a statement this afternoon via Mount Rainier National Park:
The family of Margaret Anderson has asked Mount Rainier National Park to release the following statement:
The husband, daughters, and family of Margaret Kritsch Anderson, the fallen Law Enforcement Ranger slain in the line of duty on January 1, 2012 at Mount Rainier National Park, extend their deepest gratitude and profound appreciation for all the expressions of sympathy, cards, meals and prayers upon the loss of our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. We appreciate the opportunity to grieve in private.
The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers. They should be sent to KeyBank, P.O.Box 159, .Eatonville, WA 98328. Donations will help Eric raise the girls. Checks should be made to the Margaret Anderson Donation Account.
The family is not providing any media interviews.