Officer Diego Moreno had served with the Kent (WA) Police Department for eight years when he was killed while deploying spike strips.
 - Photo: ODMP

Officer Diego Moreno had served with the Kent (WA) Police Department for eight years when he was killed while deploying spike strips.

Photo: ODMP

A teen entered a guilty plea during proceedings in the death of an officer with the Kent (WA) Police Department in 2018.

According to KIRO-TV, Emiliano Garcia was 16 when he was behind the wheel of a pickup truck fleeing police and a pursuing patrol vehicle struck and killed Officer Diego Moreno after he deployed spike strips to end the pursuit.


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Prosecutors say drugs and alcohol were a factor in the incident.

Officer Moreno had served with the Kent Police Department for eight years.

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