By Michelle Woodrow,
Teamsters Local 117 President and Director of Corrections and Law Enforcement

As a Local Union representing over 6,000 Law Enforcement and Corrections professionals, we are grieving with the entire Tacoma Police Department on the tragic death of one of their officers who was killed in the line of duty last night.

We extend our condolences to the entire Department and to the friends and family of the fallen officer. 

This kind of tragedy strikes a deep chord in all of us and reminds us of the tremendous risks that our brave men and women in law enforcement and corrections take every day to protect us and keep our communities safe. 

We express our gratitude to the community that is showing its support to law enforcement and to our members at South Sound 911.