I attended the moving memorial for Margaret Anderson, the Mount Rainier National Park ranger who was slain on New Year’s Day. As a professor at Pacific Lutheran University and a daughter of a retired law enforcement park ranger, I find myself reflecting on their noble profession and how it affects us all.
At the memorial, leaders offered remembrances of a woman whose passion was to care for nature and keep it safe for us and for generations to come. Many people do not realize how dangerous the job of a park ranger can be.
I remember nights wondering about my …