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Tag: Eatonville deputy shootings


State’s highest honor to be given to slain Lakewood, Pierce County officers today

Fourteen law enforcement officers – including six from the Lakewood Police Department and Pierce County Sheriff’s Office – will be honored today during a ceremony in Olympia.

Gov. Chris Gregoire and state Attorney General Rob McKenna will award the officers with the Medal of Honor, the state’s highest honor for law enforcement.The medal is given to officers who are killed in the line of duty, were seriously injured or displayed exceptionally meritorious conduct.

The annual ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the state’s Law Enforcement Memorial on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. The event is open to the public but

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Wounded Pierce County sheriff’s sergeant returns to duty

Pierce County sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Hausner, who was wounded Dec. 21 in a shootout with a drunken man, has returned to duty.

For now, Hausner is working four-hour shifts behind a desk at the Mountain Detachment in Eatonville as he continues to recover from his injuries. He goes to physical therapy three times a week and anticipates being cleared to return to the streets by late June.

“I am feeling a lot of better,” Hausner, a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, said this week.

Hausner was wounded and his partner, deputy Kent Mundell, killed when they responded to a

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Pharmacy robber arrested by Deputy Mundell off to federal prison

Here’s the news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle:

DREW J. TOSTENSON, 49, of Orting, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release for Pharmacy Robbery and Attempted Pharmacy Robbery. TOSTENSON was arrested April 23, 2009, in the parking lot outside a Puyallup pharmacy. Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Kent Mundell spotted TOSTENSON sitting in his car, wearing a disguise similar to one he had worn in a previous robbery. Deputy Mundell made the arrest and disarmed TOSTENSON who was illegally carrying a firearm. Deputy Mundell

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Skate night raises money for Mundell family

A fund raiser at a Puyallup skating rink brought in more than $6,600 for the family of slain Pierce County sheriff’s deputy Kent Mundell.

The event was held Thursday night at Tiffany’s Skate Inn on Meridian in Puyallup.

More than 415 people attended, including Mundell’s children, 16-year-old Kirsten and 10-year-old Austin, the business reported.


Fundraiser Thursday for Mundell family

Tiffany’s Skate Inn will host a fund-raising event Thursday night for the family of slain Pierce County sheriff’s deputy Kent Mundell.

The event is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Tiffany’s, 1113 N. Meridian, in Puyallup.

The cost of $10 per person includes skate rental. There will be a live musical performance and a raffle.

All proceeds from admissions and pizza sales will go to the Mundell family. Additional donations can be made at the ticket window.


Slain Seattle officer’s widow leads department’s mourners

From Mike Archbold at the Tacoma Dome:

Lisa Brenton and her young son led more than 100 Seattle Police officers into the Tacoma Dome for today’s memorial service for Pierce County Deputy Kent Mundell.

Officer Timothy Brenton was murdered as he sat in his patrol car in Seattle on October 31.


MUNDELL MEMORIAL: Unofficial list of 109 agencies participating in the procession

From Pierce County:

Albany Police
Anacortes Police
Bainbridge IS Police
Bellingham Fire
Bellingham Police Department
Bend Police
Black Diamond Police
Bonney Lake Police
Bremerton Fire
Bremerton Police
Browns Point/Dash Point Fire
Buckley Fire
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Central Kitsap Fire
Central Pierce Fire
Clark County Sheriff
Clatsop County Sheriff
Columbia City Police
Corvallis Police
Cowlitz County Police
Delta British Columbia, Police
Department of Homeland Security
Des Moines Police
DuPont Police
Duvall Fire

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