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Events planned Tuesday to honor fallen sheriff’s deputy

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Dec. 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm with 1 Comment »
December 26, 2010 5:21 pm

Two events will be held Tuesday to honor Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Kent Mundell, who died a year ago after a shootout with a drunken man at a home outside Eatonville.

An 11 a.m. trail dedication will be held at Ashford County Park, 29801 state Route 706. The trail system of the in-progress park is being named after Mundell because the deputy was fond of the outdoors.

At 7 p.m., a candlelight vigil will be held in the fallen deputy’s honor at the sheriff’s South Hill precinct, 271 John Bananola Way East.

Mundell and his partner responded to a domestic violence call Dec. 21, 2009, and were escorting an intoxicated man from the house when he opened fire. The deputy returned fire and both men were shot multiple times.

Mundell has been lauded for preventing further bloodshed by killing the man. The 44-year-old father of two died of his wounds Dec. 28, 2009.

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  1. MichaelleFyles says:

    Kent was a wonderful man. I remember on many occasions him driving into the park where my husband and I lived with his patrol vehicle. He would come in to talk to the husband about the patrol car and work. My husband was at that time a reserve deputy. Kent was always so full of life and had a grin on his face that would make anyone smile. I had the oppurtunity to see him in action and work. How he interacted with the people was amaazing. He really wanted to help and heard what they were saying. I remember one time being at Walmart in Puyallup and bumped into him. He just got out of the guy and he was on a Honey do misssion for his lovely wife. He gave me a hug and off he was. He was a truely great friend to my husband. We will miss him dearly.

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