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BREAKING: 1 Cop KILLED… RIP HERO

A police officer was killed after he was struck by a vehicle during a pursuit of a truck early Sunday, according to officials.

A police officer was killed after he was struck by a vehicle during a pursuit of a truck early Sunday, according to officials. (Trooper Rick Johnson)

Dean James III%  RIGHT WING TRIBUNE –

It is with great sadness that we have to report that a Washington police officer was killed Sunday morning when he was struck by a patrol vehicle while deploying spike strips to stop a suspect’s truck during a pursuit, police said.

The Kent police officer, who was not identified, was assisting with a vehicle pursuit when he was killed. Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said in a news conference preliminary investigation showed the cop was killed when a Kent Police Department patrol vehicle hit him, Fox News reports.

From the Kent Police Department Facebook page:

Kent 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.

Sadness in our hearts today as we grieve the loss of one of our officers killed in the line of duty early this morning. More updates to come as we have them. Please keep the officer’s family and friends in your thoughts.

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“Make no question about this, were it not for the actions of this suspect or suspects, this officer would be alive today. It’s directly because of the suspect or suspect’s actions that led to the officer’s death,” Mead said.

Police received calls about a shooting just before 2 a.m. Officers in the area heard gunshots and rushed to the scene, where they saw a red truck fleeing the area, police said. Witnesses told cops the truck may have been involved in the initial shooting.

Officers deployed spike strips in an attempt to stop the suspects.

The police officer pursuing the red truck struck another officer who was deploying spike strips at the time. The patrol car then crashed into three other vehicles, according to Mead.

The officer in the patrol car was also injured. He was taken to the hospital and is in critical but stable condition, police said.

The red truck also hit one of the spike straps and crashed. One person was arrested.

Mead said officials are investigating the incident and would not comment whether they are searching for more suspects.

The collisions shut down Washington State Route 516 for hours.

We send our deepest condolences to the officer’s family, friends and fellow officers.

Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

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WE WANT TO THANK ALL THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LIVES TO KEEPING OUR COUNTRY SAFE.

GOD BLESS.

Dean James III%  RIGHT WING TRIBUNE 

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