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.