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Tag: killed in line of duty

May
3rd

Events planned to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty

The law enforcement community is preparing to honor their fallen officers with two events this week.

The annual Pierce County Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held Thursday. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. in the Sharon McGavick Student Center at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., in Lakewood.

The event remembers the law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Pierce County.

On Friday, the state will recognize officers who’ve been killed while on duty or who have distinguished themselves by exceptional meritorious conduct.

The Law Enforcement Medal of Honor-Peace Officers Memorial Combined

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Dec.
29th

Mundell becomes fifth PCSO deputy killed in line of duty

A vigil was reportedly held Monday night at the Pierce County sheriff’s South Hill precinct for deputy Kent Mundell, who died Monday evening.

Mundell was mortally wounded Dec. 21 after he responded to a domestic violence call with a fellow officer.

Mundell is the sixth police officer to be killed in the line of duty in the Puget Sound in the past two months. Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton was gunned down Oct. 31 while sitting in a patrol car, going over a traffic stop with another officer. Lakewood police Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Tina Griswold, Ronald Owens and

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Nov.
29th

UPDATED: One of the slain Lakewood officers identified

One of the four Lakewood police officers killed this morning has been identified on Facebook and by one Eastern U.S. television station as Mark Renninger.

Renninger grew up in Lehigh Valley, Pa., according to WFMZ’s Web site.

Renninger’s family told the WFMZ station they are too grief stricken to comment. He was born and raised in Bethlehem and was in the military.

Earlier today, a Facebook page was created in memory of Renninger, with many posters offering their support to his widow and children.

The Pennsylvania station said Renninger was one of six siblings.  One brother is a

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Nov.
29th

Statement from Congressman Adam Smith

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the police officers killed this morning in Lakewood as well as all those who work at the Lakewood Police Department.

This is a senseless tragedy. The targeting of police officers is a particularly heinous crime and I urge all member of the community to cooperate with law enforcement officials as they hunt down the individuals involved. I will work with the Lakewood and Pierce County officials to help provide any assistance they may need to deal with and recover from this terrible tragedy.

Nov.
29th

Press release from Forza

Parkland, WA – November 29, 2009 – The entire Forza team of owners, employees, families and vendors wishes to pass along deep compassion and loss for the four Lakewood Police officers who lost their lives this morning. The cold-blooded ambush that took place at the Steele Street Forza Coffee House in Parkland, WA at 8:15 a.m. today.

“As a retired police officer,” said Brad Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer of Forza Coffee, “this senseless shooting hits extremely close to home to me. These officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, and this crime cuts deep

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Nov.
29th

Statement from Lakewood mayor, city manager

Here’s the official statement from Lakewood Mayor Douglas Richardson and City Manager Andrew Neiditz on the slaying of four Lakewood police officers today:

Today we experienced our most tragic event in Lakewood’s fourteen years as a city. We lost four of our finest in a shocking, heartbreaking, and senseless murder. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with the families and colleagues of these innocent victims during this extraordinarily difficult time.

The slain officers were all part of Lakewood’s initial police department start-up five years ago. All transferred to Lakewood as commissioned law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions. Their dedication and

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Nov.
29th

Reichert issues statement

A statement from Congressman Dave Reichert issued this statement:

I am deeply saddened by the news that four Lakewood police officers were murdered this morning as they were preparing to go on duty. A profound tragedy has struck our community today, and I extend my deepest sympathy to the families and friends of each of the officers whose lives were so brutally taken from them.

It was nearly one month ago that we mourned the loss of Seattle Police officer Tim Brenton, and we are now – too soon – again reminded that life is precious. But every human life

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Nov.
29th

Security at McChord boosted after slaying of four Lakewood officers

Bud McKay, spokesman for the 62nd Airlift Wing, said McChord Air Force Base boosted security around its perimeter fences following the shooting. It also increased security at all of its gates, although McKay said the base already checks the identification of everyone entering the base.