CONVICTION OVERTURNED WA - Four Parkland PD officers shot to death, 29 Nov 2009

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  1. fran

    fran Former Member

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    I just heard this on FOX news. Not much info out yet though.

    fran



    'Multiple' police officers shot, killed near Parkland

    PARKLAND, Wash. - Emergency personnel are rushing to the scene after multiple officers were shot and killed Sunday morning at or near a Parkland-area coffee shop, according to reports from the scene.

    The officers were ambushed as they were at the coffee shop, according to a report from CNN. Up to four officers were killed

    <<<<<<<<<<<<more at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/78088192.html
     
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  3. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    Oh my! This sounds scary. I wonder how many? And what is happening in Parkland that criminals think they should be ambushing Law Enforcement?

    Wow!

    Salem
     
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    My god!! I hope they solve this crime quickly, with no further loss of life! Were these civilian officers or were they affiliated with the base?
     
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    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/breaking/story/973573.html

    More information about the ambush

    The Pierce County Sheriff&#8217;s Department has reported that four police officers have been shot dead in an ambush at the Forza Coffee coffee shop at 11401 on South Steele Street in Lakewood Sunday morning.

    Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said investigators are immediately offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect, and that number is expected to grow.

    He could not say what agency the officers were from.

    The officers were sitting in the coffee shop with their computers out when the shooter came in. The officers were targeted, and it was not a robbery, investigators believe.

    "It was just a flat out ambush," Troyer said.
     
  6. fran

    fran Former Member

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    It appears these officers had met at the coffee shop and were preparing to begin their shift.

    How awful is this?

    :(
    fran
     
  7. BeanE

    BeanE Inactive

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    MSNBC is talking about this on TV

    ETA: also HLN

    BeanE
     
  8. fran

    fran Former Member

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    Per FOX news, there are two suspects being sought.

    There were other customers in the coffee shop at the time and the officers were targeted.

    JMHO
    fran
     
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    Parkland is a suburb of Tacoma and has about 25,000 people. I can't even begin to imagine the amount of pain caused by this crime. Four officers murdered in a town that size is immense. So much sadness. That town's gonna need a lot of prayer.
     
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    fran Former Member

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    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    geezuz that's awful

    hope some cameras caught descriptive details of the suspects so they can be caught quickly
     
  12. fran

    fran Former Member

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    FOX national just said there's a news conference going on right now and being covered by their local affiliate. More to come.

    FWIW, FOX news just said there's one black male and one white male being sought.

    more to come,
    fran
     
  13. fran

    fran Former Member

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    I still can't find what agency the officers were from. The news is still really sketchy.

    fran



    Police officers shot and killed in 'ambush'


    ............snip.............

    were searching for a male suspect and interviewing witnesses. Forza Coffee is near McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma.

    "We hopefully will have answers, but there is nothing more we can tell you," Troyer said. "That's as cold-hearted as it is."


    The suspects remain on the loose.

    A $10,000 reward is being offered for information. Tips can be called in to 253-591-5959.

    <<<<<<<<<<<,more at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    http://www.king5.com/news/local/Police-officers-shot-78089882.html
     
  14. SunnieRN

    SunnieRN Active Member

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    Short video mid way down the page. Article with it reads:

    Officials at the scene said two gunmen burst into the Forza Coffee Co. outlet at 11401 Steele St. South, shot the four uniformed officers as they were working on their laptop computers, then fled the scene.

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/78088192.html
     
  15. Searchfortruth

    Searchfortruth New Member

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    I am not definite on this, but used to live there and I would think the officers in that area, Parkland, Spanaway, would have been Pierce Co. LE...again, not sure, but I remember Pierce Co would cover that area.
     
  16. fran

    fran Former Member

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    When I was reading at the above link, a poster mentioned another recent incident in Washington. There was an officer shot and killed while he sat in his patrol car in October. I don't believe they could be linked as the alleged perp was arrested. I haven't looked into that case any further.

    Just, FWIW,

    Officer Brenton's memorial page
    http://www.odmp.org/officer/20104-officer-timothy-q.-brenton

    Officer Timothy Q. Brenton

    Seattle Police Department
    Washington
    End of Watch
    : Saturday, October 31, 2009
     
  17. fran

    fran Former Member

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    According to some of the posters on the above link, there is now a helicopter circling. Some seem to think they know what they're looking for.

    well, yeah, they're looking for two perps.

    One poster said there was report of shots fired close to the scene but they didn't say when and wouldn't give the address for privacy reasons.

    FOX news has a reporter enroute to the scene.

    JMHO
    fran

    PS>......they had a description of one of the alleged perps, I'll post it when I can find it....fran
     
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    southcitymom New Member

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    Wow - how terrible. My prayers to all the friends and family.
     
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    Troyer described the scene inside the coffee shop as "carnage and a scene out of a horror movie."

    Three male officers and one female officer all died at the scene.

    A $10,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects, Troyer said. An emergency tip line has been set up, at 866-977-2362, for callers to report any helpful information.

    No description of the suspects is yet available.

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/78088192.html
     
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    The victims were Lakewood Police Officers...

    PARKLAND, Wash. - Four Lakewood Police officers were shot and killed Sunday morning in what authorities called a targeted ambush at a coffee shop.

    Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the officers - four male and one female - were in full uniform and wearing bulletproof vests, sitting in a coffee shop near 116th Street and Steele Street on the east side of the Air Force base at about 8:30 a.m.

    http://www.king5.com/news/Police-officers-shot-78089882.html
     

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