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Tag: Mount Rainier National Park Shooting


Margaret Anderson: National Park Foundation creates fund for family

The National Park Foundation has announced it has established a memorial fund in honor of Margaret Anderson, who was shot and killed in the line of duty at Mount Rainier National Park.

The fund is being established to benefit Anderson’s two daughters, ages 3 and 1. Her husband, Eric, also is a ranger at Mount Rainier.

You can find the donation page by clicking here.


Places to pass along condolences to family of slain Rainier ranger Margaret Anderson

Places to share your condolences for slain Mount Rainier National Park ranger Margaret Anderson’s family:


* Margaret Anderson Donation Account

P.O. Box 159

Eatonville, WA 98328

(Or in person at any KeyBank.)

* The National Park Foundation has established a memorial fund to benefit her daughters.

Bethany Lutheran Church

26418 Mountain Highway
Spanaway, WA 98387-9404


Mountain View Funeral Home


Officer Down Memorial Page


Margaret Anderson Memorial Page

Mount Rainier National Park

55210 238th Avenue E

Ashford, WA 98304



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Family of slain ranger Margaret Anderson releases statement

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

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Slain ranger Margaret Anderson’s memorial service likely to be steeped in tradition, rituals

Unfortunately, Pierce County residents have seen too many memorial services for law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty.  Sunday’s death of Mount Rainier National Park ranger Margaret Anderson was the sixth Pierce County law enforcement officer killed in less than 26 months.

National Park Service or law enforcement officers have been with Anderson’s body since Sunday. They are also stationed at the home of Anderson’s family. She is survived by her husband, Eric, and her 3- and 1-year-old daughters.

The law enforcement officers at the home are to protect the family’s privacy “and to show respect,” said Mount

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INTERVIEW: Backpackers who spent night at Rainier during manhunt for killer share story

I spent much of this afternoon emailing back and forth with Brian Vogt of Allentown, Wash., requesting that he share his group’s story and pictures with The News Tribune. His four-person group spent the night camping at Mount Rainier while a manhunt for a killer was going on near them.

Read the story here.

He and his party – Natalia Martinez-Paz, Matt Pokrywka and Jen Berthiaume – were hesitant to share their story because, Vogt said, “Our group feels strongly we don’t want to contribute to sensationalism in this story, and that the focus ought to be on the

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Slain ranger Margaret Anderson’s memorial service set for Jan. 10 at PLU

Mount Rainier National Park will announce tonight that the public memorial service for Margaret Anderson has been set for 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 10 at Pacific Lutheran University, park spokeswoman Patti Wold said.


Puyallup woman shares story of visiting park during shooting tragedy


Lisa Nevin of Puyallup headed to the mountain with four friends Sunday morning for her first snow shoe hike.

They decided to start on a short loop trail at Longmire.

As they stood waiting to cross the road, they noticed the line of cars stopped for the tire chain checkpoint.

“My friend said that a lot of people lie to the rangers about having chains,” Nevin said. The friend pointed to one car in line, and said that it would probably have a hard time making it up the mountain without chains.

It was on

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Margaret Anderson: Vigil planned for Sunday in Eatonville

A candlelight vigil for Margaret Anderson will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Eatonville Early Learning Center, 560 Center St. E., Eatonville.

Anderson lived in Eatonville with her husband, Eric, also a ranger at Mount Rainier. The couple’s two daughters, ages 3 and 1, attend the daycare center.

Details of the program are still being worked out.