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Former Lakewood police chief ‘horrified’ by news

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 29, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
July 14, 2010 11:37 am

News Tribune reporter Scott Fontaine just talked to former Lakewood Police Chief Larry Saunders.┬áSaunders, who retired as Lakewood’s chief in 2008, is now a solider with I Corps at Fort Lewis.

Saunders was in Canada skiing this morning when he received several calls and e-mails.

“I’m shocked,” said Saunders in a telephone interview. “I’m horrified. I just can’t believe the news.”

On working with the ones killed: “I’m the old guy around there, and I kind of feel like they’re my sons and daughters.”

On the fallen: “They clearly are the very best Washington has to offer. I’m heartbroken over this.”

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