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Seattle Officer Shot at While Refueling Patrol Vehicle
Just before 9 p.m., the officer was putting fuel in his patrol SUV when he heard a gunshot strike a sign above his head.
April 24, 2023
Cash Bonuses for New Hires and Laterals Fail to Bolster Seattle PD Ranks
Numbers shared with a city council committee last week show the Seattle Police Department's total number of police officers has declined since the start of the year, for a net loss of six officers.
April 5, 2023
WA Legislators Want to End English Language Requirement for Cops
The bill applies to applicants for the city police agencies, city firefighters, sheriff’s deputies, and fish and wildlife officers.
March 24, 2023
WA Legislature Modifies Police Pursuit Law to Reduce Crime
The House Community Safety, Justice, and Re-Entry Committee passed HB 1363, which would give police who have reasonable suspicion the authority to pursue someone accused of a violent crime, a sexual crime, vehicular assault, escape, DUI, and domestic violence calls.
February 17, 2023
WA Motor Officer Dies After On-Duty Crash
According to police, a motorcycle officer was heading north on Bellevue Way Monday morning when he was hit by a car. The officer was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital.
November 22, 2022
281 Officers Shot Through End of October, 55 Killed
"I’m sad to report that so far this year, we are outpacing last year’s historic number of officers shot and killed. This fact is disturbing and should alarm all Americans,” says National FOP President Patrick Yoes.
November 3, 2022
WA Police Chief Objects to Democrats Using Him in Ads
The mailers, from a Democratic-aligned PAC, feature Easterbrook in full uniform standing next to Kim Schrier, D-Sammamish, in May, when she met with him and other town officials and did a police ride-along.
October 19, 2022
Seattle Officer Fired Over Social Media Posts
In its disciplinary action report (DAR) following the investigation, SPD said Constantin’s tweets were “extremely unprofessional, offensive, derogatory, and entirely unacceptable.”
October 5, 2022
WA Trooper Shot in Face, Vehicle Rammed
After his patrol car was rammed, he was then shot in the face by a suspect, deputies said.
September 23, 2022
WA Officers Unhurt After Piece of Railroad Tie Smashes Windshield
“Imagine driving along in the early morning hours and suddenly your windshield explodes in front of you and glass sprays everywhere. That is what two of our officers faced early Saturday morning."
September 20, 2022
WA Deputy Injured in Head-On Crash with DUI Suspect
Washington State Patrol trooper Jacob Kennett wrote on Twitter that the deputy sustained a critical hand injury and "possible additional injuries."
August 25, 2022
Seattle Holding Discussions with Residents Over Hiring of Next Chief
“As we work to identify our Seattle Police Department’s next chief, we designed a community-driven search process where input and outreach are core elements,” said Mayor Bruce Harrell.
July 27, 2022
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