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Tag: Kraig Snure


Rainier ranger, 5 Pierce County sheriff deputies honored for response to Margaret Anderson slaying

A Mount Rainier National Park ranger and five deputies were honored recently for his attempt to rescue fallen coworker Margaret Anderson, who was shot by a park visitor on Jan. 1.

West District ranger Kraig Snure received a medal of valor from the Pierce County Sheriff’s department on March 29 for “demonstrating exceptional bravery.” Sgt. Nick Hausner and deputies Frank Brown, Brian Coburn, Kevin Reding and Ara Steben received the same honor.

(Click here to read more details about the response by Snure and the deputies.)

Snure and the officers were the first to re-enter the scene of the

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Transcript from Mount Rainier National Park shooting press conference

Mount Rainier National Park

8:30 a.m. Press Conference

Nisqually Entrance


Kevin Bacher

National Park Ranger


“We absolutely take it personally. It is a very small staff up here. Everybody knows everyone. Everybody knew Margaret. Everybody was friends with Margaret. She didn’t have an enemy in the world. She was one of the most positive people you could ever meet. The sort of person who would drop everything and do something for you at a moment’s notice. And did.


“She was a dear friend both here at the park and in the community. A lot of us had

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