Deputy killed near Tacoma


A police officer has died after being shot during a response to a burglary in Frederickson, Wash late last night. The deputy was shot while running after the suspects within 10 minutes of responding to that call for help. Some clothing was found by deputies that they believe he left behind.

Make a donation to help the family of Daniel McCartney, the Pierce County sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty, by going to and using PayPal, or visiting any TAPCO Credit Union location, the sheriff's department said.

The Pierce County deputy who was fatally shot near Spanaway on Monday morning was a Navy veteran and a father to three children, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office. Two weapons also were found at the scene, Troyer said.

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The injured deputy was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

A manhunt for the second suspect is underway.

The department asked in a Facebook posting that the deputy's family, friends, and the department be kept in people's thoughts and prayers.

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Police closed roads in the area as they hunted for the suspect.

A miles-long procession from the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office in Tacoma to Mountain View Memorial in Lakewood is tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the sheriff's office said.

OLYMPIA, WA - Governor Jay Inslee released a statement about the deadly incident in Pierce County.

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