10/31/2009

Officer Down: Officer Timothy Brenton

Officer Down: Officer Timothy Brenton - [Seattle , Washington]

Age: 39

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Officer Timothy Brenton was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.

Officer Brenton was sitting in the passenger seat of a patrol car with a trainee discussing a just completed traffic stop near the corner of 29th Avenue and East Yesler Way when a vehicle pulled alongside the patrol car and the occupants opened fire. Officer Brenton was killed instantly. His trainee officer was grazed in the back by a shot. She was able to get out of the patrol car, return fire several times at the shooter's fleeing vehicle, and call for additional units. The suspects remain at large.

Officer Brenton had served with the Seattle Police Department for nine years and previously with the La Conner Police Department. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter. His father and uncle are retired Seattle police officers.

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