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Man Threatens Officers with Axes, Arrested After Standoff at Washington Motel

April 11, 2018
Police said the man ripped out the hot water tank and stove and threw them out of a room, along with chairs and other items. He also reportedly threw tools at officers.

DUI Suspect Charged in Crash That Broke Washington Deputy's Neck

April 10, 2018
Deputy Sydney Davis, 25, was hospitalized in a critical care unit after the wreck Thursday. She was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

New Washington Law Gives First Responders PTSD Benefits

March 27, 2018
In the past, those claims were denied unless the illness could be attributed to a single incident, said Michael White, legislative liaison for the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters.

Washington Suspect Expresses "Love and Respect" for K-9 That Took Him Down

February 13, 2018
"Deputies handcuffed the suspect and walked him out of the woods. The suspect told the deputies that he heard the K-9 handler's warning and ignored it. 'Yeah I heard him, and I was stupid because I thought if I just hid real well the dog would not find me. Let me make this clear, I never hit the K-9. I love and respect that dog.' The suspect then looked toward the K-9 handler direction and yelled out, 'Sir, you have a good dog sir.'"

Former Seattle Chief Argues for National Licensing of Officers

February 8, 2018
Stamper said that the capacity to revoke a police officer’s license — in the same way a bar association can pull an attorney’s right to practice law — provides a red flag for other departments when they are hiring.

WA County Offers Publicly Funded Representation for Families of Suspects Killed by Police

February 5, 2018
King County law enforcement involved in shootings are provided legal counsel during inquests, the fact-finding hearings held after police shootings that create a record of what transpired during the incident. Yet, the county doesn’t provide counsel for the families of those killed. “Whether or not the family of the decedent is able to [hire a lawyer] is really problematic,” said Kohl-Welles. “Many of the families of individuals who are killed by a police officer don’t have a lot of money.”

Video: Thousands Gather to Remember WA Deputy Slain Responding to Robbery

January 18, 2018
Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney's friends and family spoke of him as a doting father, brave law enforcement officer, dedicated Crossfit coach, well-rounded athlete, and caring friend.

Thousands Gather to Remember WA Deputy Slain Responding to Robbery

January 18, 2018
More than 3,000 people gathered to honor 34-year-old Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney, who was shot and killed Jan. 8 after responding to a home invasion robbery near Frederickson, WA. More Here.

Sons of Fallen WA Deputy Name Sheriff's New K-9

January 17, 2018
"While the breeders originally named the dog 'Alfa,' today a new name was chosen for him by Deputy McCartney's three sons who named him 'Dan.' With the name comes great expectations—brave, strong, hard working. We know K-9 Dan is up to the challenge and are so excited to have him join our family," the Pierce County SO said on Facebook.

Video: Suspect in WA Deputy’s Murder Was Wearing Body Armor, Shot Himself in Head

January 12, 2018
The suspect who died during a gun battle with a Pierce County, WA, sheriff's deputy earlier this week was wearing body armor and shot himself in the head, officials said Wednesday.

Suspect in WA Deputy’s Murder Was Wearing Body Armor, Shot Himself in Head

January 12, 2018
The suspect who died during a gun battle with a Pierce County, WA, sheriff's deputy earlier this week was wearing body armor and shot himself in the head, officials said Wednesday. More Here.

WA Deputy Shot and Killed Sunday Night

January 8, 2018
According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, the deputy was shot just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday while responding to a 911 call for an intruder reported in a house in the Frederickson area.

2 WA Officers Hospitalized After Shooting, Suspect Killed

December 17, 2017
The incident started when officers attempted to contact a man at 1:16 AM in a parking lot in Lions Park. The suspect was in an SUV and was believed to have violated the court-issued domestic violence protection order.

Seattle Police Release Footage of Vehicle Pursuit and Fatal OIS

December 14, 2017
Officers shot the man in the park after he was involved in a reported armed robbery at the Northgate Mall and led officers on a car chase through North Seattle in which he fired shots, police said. The video shows him not responding to numerous commands to raise his hands and a warning that he was about to be shot before officers opened fire. More Here.

Video: Seattle Police Release Footage of Vehicle Pursuit and Fatal OIS

December 14, 2017
Officers shot the man in the park after he was involved in a reported armed robbery at the Northgate Mall and led officers on a car chase through North Seattle in which he fired shots, police said. The video shows him not responding to numerous commands to raise his hands and a warning that he was about to be shot before officers opened fire.

Suspect Shot, Killed at End of Seattle Pursuit

December 12, 2017
Officers pursued as the man started firing a weapon at them, leading them to Magnuson Park where he slammed through the gate at about 80 mph and crashed near the boat ramp.

Seattle Chief Stepping Down at End of Year

December 4, 2017
O’Toole will leave her post on Dec. 31, and Deputy Chief Carmen Best will serve as interim chief beginning Jan. 1, Durkan said during the news conference.

2 Arrested After Shots Fired at Washington State Trooper

October 27, 2017
The Washington State Patrol says two men wanted for shooting at a trooper in Grandview early this week have been arrested.

WA Police to Add Suppressors to Rifles to Prevent Hearing Damage

October 13, 2017
Rifles carried by Spokane, WA, police on patrol will soon be equipped with suppressors, a move the department says will protect officers and civilians from hearing damage.

WA Fire Department to Issue Point Blank Armor

October 6, 2017
East Pierce (WA) Fire and Rescue Chief Bud Backer says the Las Vegas mass shooting reinforces the safety precautions he started making months ago. He received approval to purchase 32 sets of ballistic vests and helmets. It is a $75,000 expense, and the vests will have to be replaced every five years. The goal is to be able to reach patients quickly and keep firefighters safe during dangerous calls. More Here.
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