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Tag: murder-suicide

May
22nd

A deputy’s disintegration; a family’s agony

This editorial will appear in Sunday’s print edition.

Allen Myron is the portrait of a man in free fall. That his descent ended violently this month when he killed his in-laws and himself is ultimately no one’s fault but his own.

Accounts from friends, family and colleagues paint starkly different pictures of the Pierce County sheriff’s deputy.

He was personable and upstanding, the kind of citizen who did missionary work in Nicaragua and entered law enforcement in midlife to make a difference. The kind of neighbor to bring you home-baked bread on Christmas and watch out for your kids as well as his own. The kind of friend who made a point to ask after an ill spouse.
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