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March 22, 2010
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Wash. officer found dead in patrol car at shooting scene

The officer's identity has not yet been released

By PoliceOne Staff

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — An officer responding to a stolen car call collapsed at the scene and died, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer.

The officer died while guarding the scene where police had shot and wounded a suspect driving a stolen car hours earlier, according to the Seattle Times.

The suspect had rammed three patrol cars after stealing the vehicle, and responding officers opened fire, hitting the suspect in the arm.

Police began investigating the incident after the shooting, and Federal Way officers set up a perimeter around the crime scene.

At about 6:45 a.m., one of the perimeter officers was found collapsed in his patrol car. Officers and medics started CPR on the officer, but were unable to revive him. A preliminarily investigation shows no sign of foul play.


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