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When anyone gets ready for work in the morning they are not likely thinking about whether they will be coming home or not. While driving to work, you are most likely thinking about bills, kid’s soccer practice, grocery lists and why the person in front of you won’t turn off their blinker.

When a person is a police officer, there is no difference. Police officers are thinking about the work that they need to do and all the issues that life brings along. There is an exception for police officers and that is family. Wives, mothers, children, and friends who do worry about their loved ones coming home safe. Regrettably, today there is a family that’s worst fears have come true. Yesterday they said goodbye to their loved one for the last time and they didn’t know it. The pain and sorrow that they are feeling is not understandable to most of us. The thought of their sorrow makes the strong weep.

Today’s routine will be different. Officers that are getting ready for work are taking a second to think about the close calls they’ve have had, their families, friends, fallen partners, and the daily risks. Today, they will hug their families, tell them that they love them and head off to work. They will put their uniform on, start their shift in a less than joyous locker room, sit through a somber rollcall while learning about the tragedy that took their fellow officer. They will head to their patrol car and be dispatched to an incident. That officer will pause, take a deep breath and go do their job, knowing that the risk is worth the reward of helping others.

It’s important to understand the relationship between the police and the fire departments. We have a respect for each other and the work that we do. We have a common goal to protect and serve the community. There is a friendly rivalry that exists which is exploited with doughnut and recliner jokes. During emergencies we rely on each other and accomplish our individual tasks to resolve the overall issue. The fire department relies on police to protect them and today will be no different. We will call and the police will come, they will protect us and the community. The difference today is, the fire department will think about the risks that officers take to protect us at work and in our homes.

Today, all of us will think about the families that are hurting and wish that there is something that we could do to make it better. Regrettably there isn’t and that is why it hurts.

To the families and fellow officers of the fallen and injured, we are sorry. We love you!

Sincerely,
King County Fire District #20Kent Police Department Officer Killed in the line of duty.

It is with great heartbreak that the Kent Police Department announces that we have lost one of our officers in the line of duty early this morning. The Patrol Officer was assisting with the capture of subjects who were attempting to elude the police when he was struck by a vehicle. Life- saving efforts were not successful.
The Officer is an eight year veteran with Kent Police; his contributions to our department, and positive impact on his co-workers and the community, have been significant.
The Officer’s name is not being released at this time pending the notification of extended family and friends.
A second officer, injured in the line of duty during this incident, is currently being treated by medical personnel and is in stable condition.
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9 hours ago  ·  

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Please join us 10am - 2pm on August 25 for the Skyway Safety Fair. Sparky has been looking forward to this all year long. He said it makes him happy to see all those smiling faces, shiny new helmets, and snazzy backpacks! ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago  ·  

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Sharping the axe by constant continuing education with all of our response partners. Thanks SKCFTC for the great work you!

South King County Fire Training Consortium
SKCFTC - Firefighters from Renton Regional Fire Authority, Puget Sound Fire, Maple Valley Fire Department, Valley Regional Fire Authority, Tukwila Firefighters IAFF Local 2088, King County Fire District 20, Enumclaw Fire Department, King County Fire District #2 and North Highline Fire are participating in our Annual Live Fire Multi-Company Training at Station 74.

A big thanks to King County Medic One for keeping an eye on our health and Zone 3 Fire Explorers for keeping us supplied with rehab fluids and snacks during the hot weather this summer!!
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3 days ago  ·  

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Great work KCSO!HIT AND RUN TRUCK FOUND, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: According to King County Sheriff's Office, Detectives have located the truck involved in Saturday afternoon's tragic hit and run on a cyclist in Lakeridge. A woman has turned herself in and is currently booked into King County jail. The victim is unfortunately not expected to recover. More information coming tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago  ·  

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Aug06

Fire Commissioner Board Meeting

From 5:00pm until 6:00pm

At King County Fire District 20

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Aug25

Health and Safety Fair

From 10:00am until 2:00pm

At King County Fire District 20

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Sep11

Fire Commissioner Board Meeting

From 5:00pm until 6:00pm

At King County Fire District 20

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