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Wounded Mt. Vernon Police Officer to Return Home
Wounded Mt. Vernon Police Officer to Return Home
Wounded Mt. Vernon Police Officer to Return Home
MT. VERNON  (AP) — The family of a police officer who went blind after he was shot while on duty says he is expected to return home on Valentine's Day. Officer Mike McClaughry, 60, has been undergoing treatment since he was shot in the back of the head while responding to another shooting in Mount Vernon on Dec...
Man Accused of Impersonating Officer at Seattle Strip Club
Man Accused of Impersonating Officer at Seattle Strip Club
Man Accused of Impersonating Officer at Seattle Strip Club
SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors have brought charges against a 22-year-old man accused of impersonating a Seattle police officer at a strip club after a dancer refused to have sex with him. The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that Hunter Davis was charged with criminal impersonation and extortion with sexual motivation...
Officer Gets Desk Duty for Combative Suspect Encounter
Officer Gets Desk Duty for Combative Suspect Encounter
Officer Gets Desk Duty for Combative Suspect Encounter
SPOKANE (AP) — A Spokane Police officer has finished a year on desk duty after body camera footage showed what Police Chief Craig Meidl called an "atrocious" encounter with a suspect in the back seat of his car. The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that Officer Chris McMurtrey received increased supervision and extra training and returned to patrol two weeks ago...
Bellingham Officer Fired, Charged With Domestic Violence
Bellingham Officer Fired, Charged With Domestic Violence
Bellingham Officer Fired, Charged With Domestic Violence
BELLINGHAM (AP) — A Bellingham police officer recently terminated for misconduct faces charges of domestic violence and assault for an alleged attack on his ex-wife. The Bellingham Herald report that 34-year-old Jacob Esparza, of Lynden, was fired Friday after an investigation found he violated police department policies regarding employee conduct...
Memorial Service for Slain Tacoma Officer Set for Friday
Memorial Service for Slain Tacoma Officer Set for Friday
Memorial Service for Slain Tacoma Officer Set for Friday
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A memorial service for a Tacoma police officer who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call has been scheduled for Friday. Tacoma Police say services for Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez will be held at the Tacoma Dome and will be open to the public...
Hundreds Attend Vigil for Slain Officer
Hundreds Attend Vigil for Slain Officer
Hundreds Attend Vigil for Slain Officer
SEATTLE (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the first of two vigils honoring a Washington state police officer who was slain on duty. People gathered Thursday at officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez's home police station in Tacoma, lighting candles, singing songs and sharing memories...
Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Tacoma Officer Dead
Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Tacoma Officer Dead
Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Tacoma Officer Dead
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma, Washington, police officer has been shot and killed by officers after a lengthy barricade situation. Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer says the suspect was shot at approximately 3:30 a...
Yakima Police Officer Injured in Crash
Yakima Police Officer Injured in Crash
Yakima Police Officer Injured in Crash
The Yakima Police Department has one less officer on the street today. The officer who hasn't been identified was injured in a two car crash at the intersection of East Race and South 2nd Street shortly after 6:00 last night.