Home > News > 

Death of Seattle Police Officer

As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.

Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…

July 27, 2004

Print Register RSS What's This

Death of Seattle Police Officer

Officer Down: Ken Saucier - [Seattle, Washington]

City of Seattle
Gregory J. Nickels, Mayor

SUBJECT: Death of Seattle Police Officer

7/21/2004 12:16:00 PM

Deanna Nollette (206) 684-5520
Scott Moss (206) 684-5520
Sean Whitcomb (206) 684-5520

Death of Seattle Police Officer

With profound regret and deep sadness we must inform you that we have lost one of our officers. Ken Saucier, the president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild was killed in an automobile accident at 3:51am this morning as he was returning from a shooting competition. It was a one-car roll over accident near the Idaho border. Ken was the driver of the vehicle and he was carrying one male passenger, not an SPD employee. The passenger was taken to a local hospital and has since been released. Immediately following the confirmation of Ken?s identity, Chief Kerlikowske, the Department Chaplain and a group of officers went to Ken?s home to inform his family.

Ken is survived by his wife of almost eighteen years, Suzanne and their three daughters, Rebecca, Regina and Renee. Ken has been an officer with SPD since June 1986. Some of the many things that Ken will be remembered for are his strong support of training, officer safety and his commitment to officers taking care of each other. These will be just a few of the highlights of his professional legacy. Ken served with honor in a variety of assignments:

South Precinct Patrol
North Precinct Patrol
Special Patrol (SWAT)
North Precinct ACT Team
Range, instructor
Guild President, since March 2002

As soon as details regarding a memorial become known, we will let you know. This is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with Ken?s family.

Has an officer fallen in your department or local area? Submit news articles and information on the incident to the PoliceOne site.

The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of PoliceOne or its staff.

Denotes officer was a registered member of the PoliceOne Community

PoliceOne Offers

Back to Officer Down Section


Support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and help honor America’s law enforcement officers – especially our fallen heroes



Concerns of Police Survivors

COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors) provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

TASER Foundation

The TASER Foundation’s mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of local and federal law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty by providing financial and edcuational support to their families.

More Officer Downs

All Officer Downs Submit an Officer Down

Tribute Videos

We ride for those who died Tribute for fallen officers Never alone, never forgotten Police Week Tribute