Retired Seattle Police Officers Association
 

We are building a list of Seattle Police Officers who died in the line of duty.  Thanks to Mike Severance we now have histories for over forty of these officers. 

Officer Timothy Brenton - 10/31/2009:  On the night of October 31, 2009, at approximately 10:00 pm, Officer Timothy Brenton and his partner, Officer Britt Sweeney, were both sitting in their patrol car following a traffic stop at 29th Avenue South and East Yesler Way in Seattle. Sweeney was sitting in the driver's seat with Brenton in the passenger seat. As they were debriefing the traffic stop they had just performed, a vehicle pulled up alongside their police car and someone inside instantly  opened fire with a rifle. Officer Sweeney suffered grazing injuries with at least one bullet ripping her shirt and striking her ballistic vest.   Brenton, meanwhile, was mortally wounded in the attack.

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Officer Joselito Barber - 8/13/2006:  On Sunday, August 13, 2006, at 4:09 AM, East Precinct Officer Joselito Barber was on routine patrol in the Central District. While entering the intersection of Yesler Street and 23rd Avenue on a green light, at approximately 4:00 am, a speeding SUV ran the red light and collided with his patrol car. The driver of the SUV was traveling at an estimated 80 mph on a city street.

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Officer Jackson Lone - 3/16/2005: On Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at about 0915 hours, Officer Jackson Lone and his partner of the Seattle Police Department's Harbor Patrol Unit responded to the Lake Washington Ship Canal between Fremont and Ballard to the report of a drifting tugboat.  The tugboat had broken free from its mooring.

Upon locating the tug, Officer Lone went ashore near the 3600 block of 3rd Avenue NW on the north side of the ship canal.  He was using a rope as he stood atop a sea wall when he slipped and fell into the water.  His partner, who had been using a police boat to push the tug towards shore, jumped into the water and pulled Officer Lone out.  However, by the time his partner was able to reach him, Officer Lone was under about six feet of water for eight to ten minutes.

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Officer Jerry Wyant - 10/26/1976: On October 26, 1976, shortly before noon, Officer Jerry Wyant was on-duty and performing his duties as a Seattle Police motorcycle officer. He was travelling northbound on 1st Ave. S. approaching S. Dawson St. A large delivery truck was eastbound on S. Dawson St. Its driver, John Yazzolino, had stopped at the stop sign at 1st Ave. S. The truck proceeded east through the intersection without yielding to Officer Wyant. It hit the police motorcycle.

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